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Pedagogers uppfattningar om barns inflytande ur ett genusperspektiv: Flickors respektive pojkars inflytande i förskolans vardag ur ett genusperspektiv
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8481-3372
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this examination was to make a qualitative study focusing on children's influence from a gender perspective. The study is based on interviews. We wanted to investigate teachers' perception of children's influence in the preschool.

Earlier research on children´s influence and gender has also helped us in the conclusion of this examination.

The survey consists of ten interviews with teachers of varied work experience in the preschool. We also chose to interview teachers in other positions, since this is often the case in preschools today. From the result we can see that there are different levels of skill and awareness regarding the topic of children's influence from a gender perspective. Our researches shown that preschools are at different stages in their work on children's interests and that it is not always certain that girls and boys have the same amount of influence during their days at preschool. We concluded that those who claimed to work consciously with equality were more familiar with the subject, and that they had many thoughts about it. Another aspect that proved to be important was the impact of the learning environment to the children´s opportunity to affect their everyday lives.

In conclusion, all the teachers said that children's influence is an important part of children's daily life at preschool as it is also a way to teach children democracy, consideration and respect for their environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Influence, gender perspective, equality, preschool
Keyword [sv]
Inflytande, genusperspektiv, jämställdhet, förskola
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19257OAI: diva2:632114
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-06-24 Created: 2013-06-24 Last updated: 2013-06-24Bibliographically approved

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