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Inkludering av invandrade barn i förskolan: En kvalitativ undersökning om hur invandrade barn blir inkluderade i förskolan
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
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 of this study is to improve our understanding of how immigrant children become included in some preschools. With immigrant children we meant those children who immigrated to Sweden. In order to achieve our purpose we have chosen to find out some educators' perceptions about inclusion and which strategies they use to include immigrant children.

To realize the study purpose, we have chosen to use qualitative interviews as a method. We conducted interviews with sex educators who worked in two preschools. The empirical materials we got from the interviews formed the basis for our analysis.

The analysis of our collected data was based on our theories and conceptions. We chose to use three perspectives of special education, which were the compensatory perspective, the democratic participant perspective and the perspective of the dilemma. The conceptions that we used in the analysis were inclusion, children in need of special support and multi- and interculturalism.

The conclusions that we drew from the results were that it was important to include immigrant children in preschool, the educators in the study considered that safety is a condition for inclusion of immigrant children. All educators had not a fixed and predetermined strategy to include immigrant children, but they use different strategies in the process of inclusion. Work on the inclusion of immigrant children experienced by some educators as a dilemma. Based on the results, we could even conclude that immigrant children were perceived as in need of special support, although not all teachers expressed it in words.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Inclusion, preschool, immigrant children
Keyword [sv]
Inkludering, förskola, invandrade barn
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25830OAI: diva2:780162
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-01-14 Created: 2015-01-13 Last updated: 2015-01-14Bibliographically approved

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