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Arbetsfördelning i slöjdämnet
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on pupils’ work division in sexes, in both sloyd subjects. The subject sloyd is a compulsory school subject and consist of textile craft- and wood and metal craft education. Historically the sloyd subject was created to educate sexes to become men and women or boys and girls. Today the sloyd subjects is divided by its material, but the pupils continue to do a division in sex. The thesis will analyze how and when pupils do this division in the sexes. This study researches the pupils through the eyes of their teachers. The research consists of eight interviews which were carried out in five schools. The study takes into account Gayle Rubin and Yvonne Hirdman thoughts of gender perspective. In Hirdman’s theory the analytical tools was found for the study. These tools are gender divided which give work division by sex. The results show that the pupils constantly try to find ways to accomplish gender division. The pupils also have different strategies to reproduce different sexes in the sloyd area. These areas can be simplified as the choice of sloyd type, environmental and the crafted products. In the study’s last chapter it is discussed how this study can be of service to craft teachers and my own didactic reflection. The method will also be discussed and ides for future research areas will be presented.


Keywords: Gender, Sloyd, Education.

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2015. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, Sloyd, Education.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-104300OAI: diva2:818859
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Examensarbete för lärarexamen
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Ämneslärarprogrammet - åk 7-9
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2015-06-09 Last updated: 2016-06-28Bibliographically approved

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