Jämställdhet i förskolans verksamhet: En observationsstudie om hur pedagoger förhåller sig till flickor och pojkar ur ett könsperspektiv
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The purpose of this study is to look into if the pedagogues who participate in this study treat children differently depending on their sex. The purpose was then divided in three research questions which were: Attention: How much verbal attention and eye contact with the pedagogue are girls/boys getting? Choice of words: Are there any differences in the choice of words the pedagogues are using against girls/boys? Address: How does the pedagogue address girls/boys, are there any differences? The tone of the voice and how the pedagogue address girls/boys belongs in this category. The study was observed with video camera in four different circle time situations, two circle times for each preschool. Data were then analyzed with an observation schedule based on the three research questions. The results of the study showed that the pedagogues did treat girls and boys differently. Differences in verbal contact and eye contact with the pedagogue were discovered and the boys got considerably more of that than the girls. The girls got generally more questions than the boys and the questions often contained words that can be connected with feelings. Such as “How do you feel?” or “Do you want?”. The boys on the contrary got more reprimands than the girls. The results also showed that the pedagogues used a harsh voice to the boys more often than they did to the girls.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 41 p.
Gender, equality, pedagogues, preschool, gender stereotype
Kön, jämställdhet, pedagoger, förskola, könsstereotyp
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18667Archive number: PE1:47/2014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-18667DiVA: diva2:775990
Subject / course
Preschool Teacher Education Programme