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Vilken roll spelar förskoleklassen i vårt skolsystem? En studie av läroplanerna för förskolan och grundskolan: Med fokus på rådande diskurser om barns lärande och utveckling
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What is the purpose of the preschool year for six-year-olds in the Swedish school system? A study of the curriculum for preschool and primary school : with focus on the prevailing discourses on children´s learning and development (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to get a view of the contemporary approach to children´s learning and how children´s learning and development are influenced by the preschool year for six- year olds, by analyzing the Swedish curriculum. What is the purpose of the preschool- year for six year-olds? What does the curriculum say about what children need when entering primary school? I also wish to investigate how through the curriculum common norms and standards, as far as children´s learning are concerned, are shown and discussed. My result show that the curriculum does not mention much about the preschool year for six-year-olds at all. It seems that this year in school is not given priority, which makes it difficult for the teachers to work with the children of this age and to know what their assignment is. The main purpose for the teachers according to the curriculum seems to be to discover the children who lack sufficient knowledge and social maturity to succeed in the following school years, and to support the children in their endeavor. The text of the curriculum talks about meeting each child at his/ her own level and that each human being needs to form its own learning and is the bearer of its own culture. The sixyear-old class tend to develop into a place where children are taught to adapt to a school environment and school rules in order to ensure that all the children will have similar preknowledge when they start the following year.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Curriculum, preschool year for six-year-olds, children’s learning and development
Keyword [sv]
Läroplaner, förskoleklass, barns utveckling och lärande
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17991OAI: diva2:587545
Subject / course
Education Studies
2012-12-07, Södertörns högskola, Alfred Nobels allé 7, 141 89, Huddinge, 14:00 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-01-15 Created: 2013-01-14 Last updated: 2013-01-15Bibliographically approved

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