Högre seminarium i didaktik

  • Datum: –11.00
  • Plats: via zoom, länk erhålls av Anne Reath Warren vid förfrågan
  • Föreläsare: EDUs gästprofessor Ingrid Piller
  • Kontaktperson: Anne Reath Warren
  • Seminarium

Titel: “Home-school communications in a time of crisis”.

Abstract: "Parental engagement is a key factor in children’s school success. Its importance has increased during home-learning in the context of COVID-19 lockdowns. How do schools foster the engagement of linguistically diverse parents? How do linguistically diverse parents experience school communications? This lecture addresses these questions by providing an overview of current research on parental engagement and educational outcomes before presenting the results of two recent studies devoted to home-school communications in multilingual Australia. One study examined enrolment information on the websites of primary schools with up to 98% children from non-English-speaking backgrounds and found that multilingual information was minimal and the provision of translations followed a monolingual logic. The second study is based on interviews with Australian parents from non-English-speaking backgrounds and their experiences with home-learning during the 2020 school closures. Three main communication channels occurred: via the child, direct teacher-parent communication, and professionally mediated. The affordances and shortcomings of each channel will be discussed. The lecture closes with policy implications for the inclusion of migrant parents in school communications with the aim to improve educational outcomes of the second generation."


As well as being Guest Professor at The Department of Education in Uppsala, Ingrid Piller is Distinguished Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, where she previously served as Executive Director of the Adult Migrant English Program Research Centre. Over the course of her international career, she has also held appointments at universities in Germany, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and USA. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and recipient of a 2018 Anneliese Maier Research Award. Prof. Piller is an applied sociolinguist with research expertise in intercultural communication, language learning, multilingualism, and bilingual education in the context of migration and globalization. She has published, lectured, and consulted widely in these areas. Prof. Piller is editor of the international sociolinguistics journal Multilingua (De Gruyter Mouton) and the sociolinguistics portal Language on the Move, and is a member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts.  Additionally, she is particularly committed to the dissemination of sociolinguistic knowledge to global publics through new media, and tweets about linguistic diversity @lg_on_the_move.

Ingrid Piller is the author of Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice (Oxford University Press, 2016), which won the 2017 Prose Award in the Language and Linguistics category and the 2017 BAAL Book Prize. She is also the author of the bestselling Intercultural Communication (Edinburgh University Press, 2nd ed., 2017), and over 400 other publications.  Her publications have been translated into Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian, and Russian.

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