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Jämställdhet i förskolan: En kvalitativ undersökning om förskollärares resonemang om genus och jämställdhet utifrån styrdokumenten
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Gender equality in preschool! : A study about preschool teachers thoughts and reasoning concerning gender equality in preschool from outside of the curriculum. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of my study is to find out how preschool teachers reason concerning their work withgender equality from outside of the curriculum. I propose the following questions: If there is apositive view over the relevance of gender equality from outside of the curriculum? Does thepreschool teachers think themselves to work with gender equality from outside of the curriculum?Does the preschool teachers have any thoughts on whether working with gender equality will have apositive or negative effect on the children? In what way does the preschool teachers reason on theirown meetings with boys and girls? The method chose to use is a qualitative study that is based oninterviews. I have interviewed four preschool teachers in a small society called Katrineholm. Afterthe interviews I have analyzed the material and split it into themes that has been processed. Mytheoretical approach to analyze the empirical data in this study is gender theories and powerperspectives. A gender perspective is based on the belief that men and women, boys and girls are asociological creation by man and something we can change to create balance in the world. Powerperspectives are crucial in this debate, since its based on women wanting as much power as men.The conclusion reached in this study is that when it comes to gender equality from outside of thecurriculum the preschool teachers need a lot of support. The curriculum states the importance of ourcommitment to change the schools to a more equal context/environment between boys and girls.Not one of the three preschools in this study have an active work concerning the subject. Thismeans that despite research is moving forward and the curriculum is being changed as such, it hasnot yet established in real life. One of the problems that presented itself was the preschool teachersattitudes towards the curriculum and its context. Torn views made my material harder to analyze butfacts remained the same. There is not enough time given and interest taken to work according to thecurriculum.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender equality, power, curriculum, Preschool
Keyword [sv]
genus, jämställdhet, makt, läroplan, förskola
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26181OAI: diva2:784527
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-01-30 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2015-01-30Bibliographically approved

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