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Presentation in Study Visit Grup.No. 192 (Barcelona), March 2012

Presentation in Study Visit Grup.No. 192 (Barcelona), March 2012

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  • 1. Inclusion at schools andstudent entrepreneurship In Norway Ada Faroppa Furnes Språkservice
  • 2. Agenda1. Some background information2. What happens when the children start school3. During the years at school4. Students entrepreneurship
  • 3. Social dimension of the language• Norway is a multilingual country in which many languages are spoken. Norwegians are plulingual people who speak and/or understands several languages.• By the end of compulsory education (10 years), all young people have at least: - An ability to read and write in two varieties of Norwegian (Nynorsk and Bokmål) - An ability to use a spoken variety of Norwegian and understand other people speaking their own varieties - Productive and receptive competence in written and spoken English - Receptive competence in spoken and written forms of Swedish and Danish
  • 4. Additional language competence• Competence in at least one variety of Sami• Competence in one of the many recently arrived languages (often from another continent and language family)• Competence in a second foreign language (French, German, Spanish)• Much of this linguistic wealth is taken for granted and underestimated
  • 5. Background information about immigration• In Norway there are about 12 percent foreigners.• In Oslo about 28 percent foreigners.• There are schools in Oslo with almost no Norwegians• There are schools in Oslo where the pupils starting school doesn`t understand Norwegian• Some pupil disappear
  • 6. Background information about handicapped pupils• There are 52.000 pupils at elementary school in Norway with special education• In 1991 there was a reform for handicapped in Norway with aim inclusion (living, school, work)• Currently the government is evaluating the reform. One conclusion is that the pupils today are less integrated at schools than in 1991
  • 7. Handicapped pupils• Some schools have special classes• Each handicapped pupil has his own program to follow• The parents decide if the child should go to special classes or ordinary classes• Pupils with only minor disability, are quite often partly integrated in the normal classes• Special classes covers similar situation independent from age of the pupil• The pupil has often the right to go to school in taxi
  • 8. What happens when children starts school• 4-years old – test of all children• Children that don`t understand Norwegian is followed up• Areas with lots of foreigners have discount at kindergarden (free core time – 4 hours/day)• Pupils that don`t speak Norwegian get extra lessons
  • 9. During school• Every school is obliged to have a counselor• The counselor has pedagogic education• All follow up according to inclusion (language, social, special needs, problems etc) is included in the counselor`s job
  • 10. Students entrepreneurship• During school teamwork is motivated• Some secondary schools have entrepreneurship as a subject• Earn money for a school trip or a good case (Operasjon dagsverk)• Studentbedrift – Pedagogic program that establishes a real company with help from school and local business
  • 11. Concluding remarks