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Blyg och delaktig?: Pedagogers erfarenheter av att arbeta för att främja blyga barns delaktighet
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Shy and participate? : Pedagogues' experience working with shy children and their opportunities for participation (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine pedagogues’ experience working with shy children and their opportunities for participation in preschool. An increasing number of children are registered in preschools today; this leading to larger groups of children and the chance for the individual child to practice its rights of having its voice heard are therefore becoming more difficult.

The literature review will start with what the UNCRC and the pre-school curriculum, Lpfö 98, say about children’s participation and their right to have their voices heard. After that, shortly about the shy child, and then moving on to what is important in the work with children’s participation. Literature and research show that children are affected by the adults they meet in everyday life and also the adult’s view of the child and their ability to participate.

To examine pedagogue’s experience of shy children’s participation, I used qualitative interviews with six pedagogues working at two different preschools. The result showed that pedagogue’s most important work in promoting shy children’s participation is making sure the children feel safe and building trust between adults and children. The children can then, later on, feel ready to participate in social interaction with other children. This is also where the children can come into contact with democratic values.

Keywords: Shy children, participation in preschool, children’s participation

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 33 p.
Keyword [sv]
Blyga barn, delaktighet i förskolan, barns delaktighet
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-8748Local ID: LP-156OAI: diva2:455405
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-11-17 Created: 2011-11-09 Last updated: 2011-11-17Bibliographically approved

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