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Uppdraget möter verkligheten: En essä om korstrycket på pedagoger
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]

This essay is about the meeting of the pedagogic mission and the reality of the conditions in preschools. It is about the frustrations that I, as a pedagogue, experience when I cannot fulfill this mission. An example of this is working when understaffed.

My purpose is the acknowledgment of two main areas of the curriculum: caring and learning. This essay demonstrates the diversity of the occupation and it ’s constant need of positioning. It also emphasizes the different “cross-pressures" that exists within this profession.

The starting point of the essay is taken from the publication Tillsammans är vi starkare (Together we are stronger) from Pysslingen. Several situations or examples are used together to create a scenario. This investigation raises the question whether it is possible to have an uncompromised focus on what is best for children and at the same being exposed to different “cross-pressures”. Is it reasonable to claim that the culture of the preschool should be educational, safe and pleasurable for all children, every day? Finally what responsibilities do I as a pedagogue and preschool’s principal have to make it so?

My method, during this writing process, has been to use reflections. I have allowed my own thoughts, meet the thoughts of others as well as theoretical perspectives. I have been inspired by Ylva Ellneby and Christina Wallskog amongst others about their thoughts and ideas about the work in preschool. Theoretical references have been made within the areas of ethics, leadership and group dynamics.

Because of the nature of this profession, that conditions change rapidly, it is difficult to find a solution to what works in every situation. However I have learnt that my practical knowledge and experience is important in combination with clear leadership.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 31 p.
Keyword [en]
The mission of the preschool, pedagogue, leadership, reflection, practical knowledge
Keyword [sv]
Förskolans uppdrag, förutsättningar, pedagog, ledarskap, reflektion, praktisk kunkskap
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21615OAI: diva2:691784
Subject / course
Education Studies
2013-12-16, MC 219, Södertörns högskola, 15:00 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-01-29 Created: 2014-01-28 Last updated: 2014-01-29Bibliographically approved

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