I also had the pleasure of interviewing Eva Dufke. Eva has been a grade school teacher for 43 years. She just retired last year, but because of the teacher shortage, she has been subbing quite a bit.
Eva really enjoys working with children who have immigrated to the country. She really enjoys working with these children since she feels you can really see the impact you are making. The school that she has chosen to work in has many children who are learning Swedish as an additional language, and Eva enjoys working with these children very much.
Eva believes that children should really be able to understand and communicate with people from all over the world who have different opinions and belief systems. She is very sure that the school that she has worked in for the past 20 years, a school that has children from many countries and is very diverse, does a great job of this simply by its diversity.
Eva really thinks that the Swedish school system does a great job of instilling in children the importance of communication. She emphasizes children giving presentations to the class at an early age. She also thinks that the school system does a good job of teaching children the importance of communication of their ideas with each other. This echoes what I heard from Malin Hedström.
If you would like to see some pictures of Eva’s school, you can find them here.