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A narrative of an action research study in preschool: choice points and their implications for professional and organisational development
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Lifelong learning/Encell. Linnaeus University. (Encell)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5177-5557
2011 (English)In: Educational action research, ISSN 0965-0792, E-ISSN 1747-5074, Vol. 19, no 2, 137-152 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Against the background of Swedish preschool's historical and traditional functions in Swedish society, this article focuses on some of the choice points and their implications for professional and organisational development in preschool. By combining feminist pragmatism and feminist action research, some analytical points are made regarding the significance of organisational settings and the limitations they can have on the professional practices within the organisational setting. The preschool teachers in this study show that pedagogical change is possible, although it takes time and is not necessarily endorsed by municipal employers. The role of action researchers is described in terms of positions and ethics. The latter is presented as particularly important.

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Taylor & Francis , 2011. Vol. 19, no 2, 137-152 p.
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Aktionsforskning, verksamhetsutveckling, feministisk pragmatism, lärande i arbetslivet, profession
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-15301DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2011.569187OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-15301DiVA: diva2:421637
Available from: 2011-06-09 Created: 2011-06-09 Last updated: 2016-08-03Bibliographically approved

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