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Vad händer med förskolans undervisning?: En kvalitativ studie av individuella utvecklingsplaner i förskolan
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What happens with pre-school education? : A qualitative study on individual development plans in pre-school (English)
Abstract [en]

This is a study on individual development plans (IDPs) in pre-school and their relationship with the teaching performed. Skolverket does not mention the IDPs in their steering documents for pre-school, and have in a separate memo discouraged from the use. Yet reports show that many of the pre-schools in Sweden are using IDPs. Teaching in pre-school is expected to be a mixture of care and learning without clear boundaries to the scientific topics pre-school aims to introduce children to. The purpose of this study is to investigate if the use of IDPs affect the teaching in pre-school. The questions this study will try to answer are: What is the purpose of IDP in pre-school? In who´s interest are IDPs used? Does the use of IDPs affect the educational methods used? The method chosen for this study is the triangulation method, which can give a more complete view on how the work with IDPs is performed. The study was performed on a private pre-school in central Sweden and uses analysis on the IDPs as well as the local educational plans together with qualitative interviews of both teachers and management. The results of the study show that the purpose of using IDPs mostly seems to revolve around measuring and raising the standard of work in pre- school. Furthermore, my interpretation is that it is the pre-schools interests, not the children’s, which control the goals set up for the children and the work. The pre-school in my study show in their local educational plan that they understand and follow the steering document from Skolverket regarding the methods of education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Individual development plan, teaching, pre-school, standard
Keyword [sv]
Individuell utvecklingsplan, undervisning, förskola, kvalitet
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21474OAI: diva2:689244
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-01-20 Created: 2014-01-20 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved

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