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Manlig förskollärare sökes: En studie av manliga pedagoger i förskolan
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
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Abstract [sv]

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.
Keyword [en]
Equality, gender, gender role, masculinity
Keyword [sv]
Jämställdhet, genus och könsroll, maskulinitet
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24607OAI: diva2:747827
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Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-09-18 Created: 2014-09-17 Last updated: 2014-09-18Bibliographically approved

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