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The Door You Can Walk Through to Society: Social Inclusion and Belonging in Vocational Programmes for Immigrants
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2254-3175
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Swedish Language.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4254-4252
2023 (English)In: Social Inclusion, ISSN 2183-2803, E-ISSN 2183-2803, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 58-68Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents a qualitative, empirical study of two educational programmes for immigrants that integrate languageinstruction and vocational training. In the context of migration, social inclusion is often conceptualised as access to socialcapital. Proficiency in the national language is considered key for employment and fast integration into working life hasbecome a primary goal in Swedish migration policies. This article examines the two programmes from the perspectiveof inclusion into an (imagined) future professional community of practice (CoP), focusing specifically on the participants’possibilities to invest in a professional linguistic repertoire. The article is dedicated to empirical analyses and positive factors,recognising the need for research. Data consists of interviews with students and teachers, observations, and videorecordings of course activities. Organisational aspects of the courses, such as the teachers’ backgrounds and the courses’proximity to future CoPs, as well as relational aspects of the learning environments, are considered essential for the participants’inclusion in a future professional CoP. Analyses of the programmes’ content demonstrate that participants areassumed to lack context‐specific, vocational knowledge, including professionally related vocabulary. The article contributesto knowledge on how inclusion can be managed in practice in educational settings for adult immigrants and promotesan understanding of how vocationally adapted courses can assist immigrants in becoming members of a future professionalCoP.

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2023. Vol. 11, no 4, p. 58-68
Keywords [en]
adult learning, community of practice, inclusion, migration, second language learning
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Learning General Language Studies and Linguistics Specific Languages
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Studies in the Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52545DOI: 10.17645/si.v11i4.7087ISI: 001089851100007Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85175188967OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-52545DiVA, id: diva2:1807242
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Working in a second language: literacy practices and educational models designed for professional contexts, Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and WelfareAvailable from: 2023-10-25 Created: 2023-10-25 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved

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