Manlig förskollärare sökes: En studie av manliga pedagoger i förskolan
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The purpose with this essay is to get a deeper insight into why there is a lack of male educators in Swedish preschools. I also want to know which role the male educators have in comparison to the female educators. This essay builds on four questions, which covers:
- The cause of the lack of males in Swedish preschools
- If there are any gender bound expectations on male educators in the Swedish preschools
- What the woman educators perceive about the roles of the male educators in the Swedish preschools
- How the male educator experience his own work in a workplace dominated by women
The method I have used is a qualitative interview study in which I have interviewed four male educators and two woman educators from three different preschools. The result of this study shows that male educators gave different reasons to why there is a lack of male educators in Swedish childcare. According to the male educators the reason for this situation is that there is a worry to be seen as a feminine person, get singled out as a pedophile and that the childcare sector has low status. The study also shows that there is a great pressure on male educators in the Swedish preschool and stereotypical gender roles in the division of labor between men and women.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 36 p.
Equality, gender, gender role, masculinity
Jämställdhet, genus och könsroll, maskulinitet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24607OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-24607DiVA: diva2:747827
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Petra, Garberding, Högskolelektor