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Christina Hedman

Christina Hedman

Professor

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Telephone 08-120 766 90
Email christina.hedman@isd.su.se
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 E
Room E 931
Postal address Institutionen för språkdidaktik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Professor Christina Hedman's research encompasses educational perspectives on multilingualism with a special focus on literacy development and use. Together with Dr. Natalia Ganuza, she received funding from the Swedish Research Council for a three year project on the role of 'mother tongue' instruction. Findings from this project have been published in local and international journals such as Applied Linguistics and Language and Education. In a more recent project she has focused on language and literacy instruction in, and surrounding academic and public discourses on the school subject Swedish as a second language, together with Dr Ulrika Magnusson. They have also conducted ethnographic fieldwork in a primary school with a large proportion of recently arrived migrant students. In this setting, we have focused on the collaborations between teachers (Swedish as a second language and 'mother tongue' teachers) in the "introductory classes", as well as on the "parenting courses" for newly arrived migrant parents taught by mother tongue teachers. 

Research

Selected publications

Christina Hedman, PhD Professor, Dept. of Language Education

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Hedman, C. & Magnusson. U. (2020). Teachers’ acts of legitimation in second language education in Swedish upper secondary schools. Accepted for publication in Language & Education. 

https://doi.org/10.1080/09500782.2020.1775245 

Hedman, C. & Magnusson. U. (2020). Student ambivalence towards second language education in three Swedish upper secondary schools. Linguistics and Education. 55, 1–12.

Hedman, C. & Magnusson. U. (2019). Performative functions of multilingual policy in second language education in Sweden. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/13670050.2019.1693956

Ganuza, N. & Hedman, C. (2019). The impact of mother tongue instruction on the development of biliteracy: Evidence from Somali–Swedish bilinguals. Applied Linguistics, 40(1), 108–131. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/amx010

Palm, C., Ganuza, N. & Hedman, C. (2019). Language use and investment among children and adolescents of Somali heritage in Sweden. Journal of Multilingual & Multicultural Development, 40(1), 64–75. https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2018.1467426

Salö, L., Ganuza, N., Hedman, C. & Karrebæk, M.S. (2018). Mother tongue education in Sweden and Denmark. Language policy, cross-field effects, and linguistic exchange rates. Language Policy, 17(3), 307–318. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10993-018-9472-8

Hedman, C. & Magnusson, U. (2018). Lika eller lika möjligheter? Diskurser om skolämnet svenska som andraspråk inom det akademiska fältet i Sverige [Similar or equal opportunities? Discourses on the school-subject Swedish as a second language within the academic field in Sweden]. Acta Didactica, 12(1), 1–20.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5617/adno.5569

Ganuza, N. & Hedman, C. (2018).  Modersmålsundervisning, läsförståelse och betyg – modersmålsundervisningens roll för elevers skolresultat [Mother tongue instruction, reading comprehension and grades – the role of mother tongue instruction for school achievements]. Nordand. Nordisk tidsskrift for andrespråksforskning 13(1), 4–22. 10.18261/issn.2535-3381-2018-01-01

Hedman, C. & Magnusson, U. (2017). Samtal om lärobokstext på två språk. Textsamtalets stöttande funktion för spansk-svensktalande ungdomar med och utan uppfattade läshinder. [Textbook talk in two languages. The scaffolding function of text talk for Spanish-Swedish speaking adolescents with and without perceived reading difficulties]. Nordand. Nordisk tidsskrift for andrespråksforskning, 1(12), 23–44.

Ganuza, N. & Hedman, C. (2017). Ideology vs practice: Is there space for pedagogical ‘translanguaging’ in mother tongue instruction. In B. Paulsrud, J.  Rosén, B. Straszer, & Å. Wedin (Eds.), New Perspectives on Translanguaging and Education (pp. 208–226). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Jalali-Moghadam, N. & Hedman, C. (2016). Special education teachers’ narratives on literacy Support for bilingual students with dyslexia in Swedish compulsory schools. Nordic Journal of Literacy Research, 2, 1–18.

Ganuza, N. & Hedman, C. (2015). Struggles for legitimacy in mother tongue instruction in Sweden. Language and Education, 29(2), 125–139.

Hedman, C. (2012). Profiling developmental dyslexia in bilingual Spanish-Swedish adolescents. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14(6), 509–519.

Hedman, C. (2010). Över- och underidentifiering av dyslexi hos tvåspråkiga [Over- and under-identification of dyslexia in bilinguals]. Nordisk tidsskrift for andrespråksforskning, 5(1), 37–69.

 

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Ganuza, N. & Hedman, C. (forthcoming). Språkdidaktiska perspektiv – förutsättningar för en kritiskt språkmedveten modersmålsundervisning. [Language educational perspectives – conditions for critical language awareness in mother tongue instruction.] I B. Straszer & Å. Wedin (red.), Modersmål, minoriteter och mångfald i skolan. Stockholm: Studentlitteratur.

Hedman, C. & Ganuza, N. (2019). Introductory commentary: Lived experiences of qur’anic schooling in Scandinavia [Special Issue on Faith literacy practices among Muslim children, youth and families in Scandinavia]. Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies, 13(4), 7–13.

Hedman, C. (2018). Epilog. Transspråkande som pedagogisk praktik. [Epilogue. Translanguaging as pedagogical practice]. In B. A. Paulsrud, J. Rosén, B. Straszer & Å. Wedin (red.) (2018), Transspråkande i svenska utbildningssammanhang [Translanguaging in Swedish educational contexts] (pp. 265–271). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Ganuza, N. & Hedman, C. (2018). Modersmålsundervisning – möjligheter och utmaningar [Mother tongue education – possibilities and challenges]. In T. Otterup & G. Kästen-Ebeling, (Eds.), En god fortsättning (pp. 163–180). Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Hedman, C. (2017). Läsförståelse med flera språk som resurs [Reading comprehension with multilingualism as a resource]. Läslyftet: Tidig läsundervisning riktad mot lärare i F-3. Stockholm: Skolverket.

Hedman, C. (2012). Läs- och skrivutveckling hos flerspråkiga [Reading and writing development in multilinguals]. In E.-K. Salameh (Ed.), Flerspråkighet i skolan. Språklig utveckling och undervisning [Multilingualism in school. Language development and education] (pp. 78–97). Stockholm: Natur och Kultur.

Hedman, C. (2012). Flerspråkig – med dyslexi? [Multilingual – with dyslexia]? In E.-K. Salameh (Ed.), Flerspråkighet i skolan. Språklig utveckling och undervisning [Multilingualism in school. Language development and education] (pp. 98–128). Stockholm: Natur och Kultur.

Hedman, C. (2009). Ordblindhed på to sprog [Reading difficulties in two languages]. Sprog og Integration [Language and Integration], 4, 25–27. A special issue on ‘mother tongues’.

Hedman, C. (2008). Dyslexi och tvåspråkighet – ett forskningsområde i utveckling [Dyslexia and bilingualism – a research area in progress]. Dyslexi – aktuellt om läs- och skrivsvårigheter, 13(1), 4–6.

 

PROCEEDINGS

Wedin, Å. & Hedman, C. (Eds.) (2013). Flerspråkighet, litteracitet och multimodalitet [Multilingualism, literacy and multimodality]. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Chrystal, J., Lim Falk, M., Hedman, C., Josephson, O. & Öhrn, M. (Eds.). (2013). Tionde nationella konferensen i svenska med didaktisk inriktning: Genre. [10th National Conference on Swedish Didactics. Genre]. Stockholm Förlag: Nationella nätverket för svenska med didaktisk inriktning. [Stockholm: The National Network on Swedish Didactics].

 

OTHER SCIENTIFIC WORK (incl. popular science)

Hedman, C. & Magnusson, U. (2020). Svenska som andraspråk i gymnasieskolan – praktik och ideologi i tre gymnasieskolor. Lisetten, 1, 20–21.

Duek, S., Hedman, C., Paulsrud, B.-A., Reath Warren, A., Ringblom, N., Schalley, A. (2018). Satsa på flerspråkighet och undervisning i modersmålet. Lärarnas Tidning, 21 februari 2018. https://lararnastidning.se/satsa-pa-flersprakigheten-och-modersmalsundervisningen/

 

Last updated: May 27, 2020

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