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Förändring som väckte känslor, när olika världar möts: en essä om samverkan i förskolan
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay deals with the complexity that I perceive in the collaboration processes between preschool and parents. In the essay I present my interpretation of two self-perceived situations where my experience has been that the cooperation has not worked satisfactorily for either part. As a basis for my conclusions I use different theories and studies within the domain. My own experiences - both from ten years of working in preschool as well as from an eight-year experience of being a parent also comes into use. The purpose of my essay is to investigate how different horizons of understanding can come into collision, and how limitations in our own understanding of the perspectives of others can complicate collaboration between educators and parents.

In the first story I discuss a situation where, in my professional role, I go into a conflict with a parent about how we have chosen to implement some changes. Here I am faced with the fact that my professional role requires me to inform the parent about the work team´s motivation for change. In the second story, I am situated in a private role and I am engaged in a dialogue on how the educational work in preschool might look like and why. Finally, I examine my own actions as a professional worker in preschool - from a parental as well as from a professional perspective - and also the opinions and actions of the two parents that occur in my stories.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Preschool, Parents, Understanding, Communication, Collaboration, Professionalism
Keyword [sv]
Förskola, Föräldrar, Förståelse, Kommunikation, Samarbete, Professionalitet
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27549OAI: diva2:813638
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-05-25 Created: 2015-05-24 Last updated: 2015-11-23Bibliographically approved

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