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Den monokulturella mångkulturen i förskolan: En studie ur ett interkulturellt perspektiv om pedagogers tankar och uppfattningar kring ett kulturfrämjande arbete inom den mångkulturella förskolan
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the context of world globalization, Sweden has today become a multicultural society, where many different cultures, religions, values and approaches are trying to co-exist. When the Swedish government's integration policy was put into effect, one sought to open the way for a more peaceful coexistence between majority and minority people. The intention was that everyone, through mutual interaction, would learn to come together and learn to respect each other's differences. It was suggested that an intercultural approach should permeate all education, including preschool activity. There are particular guidelines for a culture and tradition promotion work within the preschool in the new revised curriculum (Lpfö 98, rev. 2010), These guidelines are intended for preschool teachers, where the intention is to strengthen each child’s traditional and cultural identity (Skolverket 2010).The purpose of this study is that from an intercultural perspective examine preschool teachers’ thoughts, views and notions around a cultural promotion work within the multicultural preschool.

Six preschool teachers were interviewed from two multicultural preschools. The questions have been based on preschool teachers' thoughts, views and notions around a culture and tradition of promotion work in the meeting with children within multicultural preschools.

The results show that some preschool teachers, whether consciously or unconsciously, relate themselves ethnocentric to a culture and tradition promotion work. The multicultural work is primarily related to a language promotion work. Intentions exist but seem to be too weak for an intercultural approach and the reason seems to be, among other things, the monocultural norm and approaches in stronghold within the preschool, the lack of knowledge of other cultures and unclear guidelines in the governing documents of work approach.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Preschool, intercultural perspective, approach, multiculturalism, diversity, monoculture, culture, religion, multilingualism
Keyword [sv]
Förskola, interkulturellt perspektiv, förhållningssätt, mångkultur, mångfald, monokultur, kultur, religion, flerspråkighet
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19055OAI: diva2:626053
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-06-10 Created: 2013-06-06 Last updated: 2013-06-10Bibliographically approved

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