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”Man får tänka på att bromsa när man faller in i att pojkar ska behandlas tufft och flickor mjukare”: En kvalitativ studie om tre pedagogers uppfattningar och arbete kring genus och jämställdhet i förskolan
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with this study has been to understand and analyze how teachers, working with children in the ages of 1-3 years, understand and work with the concepts of gender and equality in preschool. The study has been completed through interviews and observations and is based on three key questions, which are: How pedagogues in the pre-school interpret the concepts of genus and equality? How are boys respectively girls received and treated by the pedagogue in the pre-school? What similarities and/or differences can be seen in the way that the preschool pedagogue treats boys and girls?

The study's method is based on a qualitative approach. The main research methods for this study are observations and interviews. I have been interviewing three teachers from the same pre-school, located in a suburb in Stockholm as well as observed them during work. To analyze and get a deeper understanding of the collective knowledge gathered from the interviews and observations, theories surrounding gender, equality and social interaction have been used. Earlier research done within this area has been used to put this study into perspective.

The results of this study show that there is great ambition from the teachers to work with a gender and equality based mindset. However these ambitions tend to be problematic to implement practically. In the study's results, it is shown that the traditional gender pattern is actually getting a stronger hold, rather than getting discouraged or broadened.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Preschool, gender, equality, pedagogue, youngest children
Keyword [sv]
Förskola, genus, jämställdhet, pedagog, yngsta barnen
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25672OAI: diva2:774924
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-12-30 Created: 2014-12-29 Last updated: 2014-12-30Bibliographically approved

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