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Kamratkulturer i förskolebarns lek
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The research in this thesis attempts to understand what happens when children (3-6 years of age) interact with each other in the context of free play in two pre-school settings when adults are not involved. The aim of the study was to get a closer look at how children create relationships and how they protect and defend their interactional spaces. Data was gathered through ethnographically inspired methodology, using video observation to capture the everyday interactions of the children. Results were analyzed using a phenomenological approach to peer cultures. Previous research suggests that it is very important for children to maintain their interactions with peers and gaining access to play. We have studied how children shape and interrupt relationships, and what strategies they mainly use to exclude undesired participants from play activities. Our results indicate that it was a hard task for the children to gain access to playgroups in these two pre-school settings, and that the children often jointly constructed a number of strategies for excluding other children from their play. The results also showed a considerable difference between the pre-school settings, both regarding the conception of status, themes of play and the way the children chose to protect their interactional space. Our study has shown legible examples of how peer cultures are under influence of local circumstances at these two specific settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 58 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier, 2012vt00053
Keyword [en]
pre-school, video ethnography, peer cultures, access rituals, free play
Keyword [sv]
förskola, videoetnografi, kamratkulturer, tillträdesstrategier, fri lek
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-176620OAI: diva2:536191
Subject / course
Educational Sciences
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
2012-06-01, Uppsala, 11:31 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-21 Created: 2012-06-21 Last updated: 2012-06-21Bibliographically approved

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