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Tänk inte han och hon, tänk individen: En kvalitativ studie om fem förskolepedagogers föreställningar om föräldrakontakt ur ett genusperspektiv
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Think of the individual instead of what gender he or she has : A qualitative study of five preschool teachers’ perceptions about the parental contact from a gender perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden today, more women are still going on parental leave than men. The number of men and women going on parental leave is more equalized than ever before. At the same time the inequalities are still big and more women than men choose to work part time up till the child is eight years old.

The aim of the study is through a gender perspective, to investigate the preschool teacher’s thoughts about the daily meetings with parents and the contact during induction. The study is based on the theoretical concepts: gender, norms and gender equality as well as three questions. What are the thoughts of the preschool teachers regarding the organization of the daily contact, focusing on the parent’s gender? What are the preschool teacher’s expectations on the parent’s behavior during the daily contact and during the induction? How do the preschool teachers process the term gender in relation to the children´s parents? In order to answer my three questions, I have done five qualitative interviews within two different preschools. The fifteen questions were predetermined and categorized and the informants got to answer the same questions to give them the same opportunities.

The results show that men are taking bigger responsibility in the contact between home and preschool as well as the induction, than the literature suggests. The five preschool teachers communicates that there has been a transformation regarding parents and gender equality though there are still a lot to be done in that area.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, parental contact, preschool teacher, gender equality
Keyword [sv]
Genus, föräldrakontakt, förskolepedagoger, jämställdhet
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17920OAI: diva2:585558
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-10 Created: 2013-01-10 Last updated: 2013-01-10Bibliographically approved

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