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Hur skolstarten framställs genom bilderböcker: Diskursanalytisk studie om framställningen av skola, lärare, känslor och makt
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this essay I have studied how the kid’s school start are described in picture books. The studied questions are: How the school is described in these selected picture books; what feeling does the main character have into the school start; how the teachers are described in this selected picture books and how are the power relationship described in these selected picture books?

The method I have chosen for this essay is a discourse analysis of seven selected picture books with the meaning of starting school. All books studied are written during the 1990 and forward. The result of this essay is that the discourse is not so easy to establish. It seems clear about what Bergström och Boréus (2005) means about Foucault's opinion about the truth, that there is not just one truth. That we can see in this essay about the handled theme.

There is a red line between most of the books but also some differences. In the analysis we have also been able to see different sides of the kid’s experience of the first day at school or by the thought of starting school. There is a majority of good thoughts from the young students and good descriptions by the end of the teacher, school building and the power relationship.

But the largest difference between is how they describe different perspective and various feelings. The biggest difference is how they describe the feelings about beginning school, either very positive expectations or fear. But there is also a negative description of the same categories as above. Both the good and the negative thoughts is a part of the of the young students experience of the school start and that’s why there is not so easy to claim just one truth about the questions in this essay.

Both the positive and negative illustration of the school start in the selected picture books. Like Borén (1997) says, are the school not problem-free, but there is a lot of joy too and that can we see in this essay.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Discourse analysis, picture books, teacher, student, school start, Michel Foucault, power
Keyword [sv]
Diskursanalys, bilderböcker, lärare, elev, skolstart, Michel Foucault, makt
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15367OAI: diva2:498870
Subject / course
Education Studies
2011-12-07, MC516, 08:00 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-12 Last updated: 2012-02-13Bibliographically approved

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