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Kommunikation mellan hem och förskola: En studie om samarbete mellan pedagoger och föräldrar i två förskolor belägna i ett mångkulturellt område
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine how teachers and parents are communicating with each other in a foreign area. In case of obstacles in the communication, this study will examine how the preschools create opportunities to solve the problem. This study will also look closely at this relationship from an intercultural communication.

This study is based on interviews. My informants are four teachers and four parents, one of the parents is Swedish and the other three have different ethnic and culture backgrounds.

This study has reached to several results. The interviews with the teachers have shown that they are unsatisfied with their relationship with the parents because there are two factors that result to their communication difficulties. The first factor is that parents don’t have a good understanding and speaking level of the Swedish language and the second factor is that parents don’t have enough knowledge about the actual and main job of the preschools. Teachers and parents have two different points of views regarding the children’s learning objectives in the preschools. The interviews with the parents has shown that different parents had different point of view regarding communication with the teachers for example two parents were satisfied, one parent was less satisfied and the other one was unsatisfied. The three parents with the foreign background used the same strategy regarding communication with the teachers. These three parent’s strategies were to respect the preschools methods for the children’s culture and learning objectives that were used in the preschool and at the same time use different culture and learning objectives at home. The other parent with the Swedish background cooperated with the teachers to keep the same culture and learning objectives both in school and at home.

Conclusion: The common purpose of communication between parents and teachers are the kids. Both parties should communicate and cooperate together to create a safe and educational environment for children`s further development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
communication, intercultural communication, culture and cultures meeting, intercultural competency
Keyword [sv]
kommunikation, interkulturell kommunikation, kultur och kulturmöte, interkulturell kompetens
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14738OAI: diva2:478068
Subject / course
Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-01-16 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2012-01-16Bibliographically approved

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