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Barns introduktion till förskolan: en studie utifrån sex pedagogers upplevelser och resonemang om inskolning
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of our study is to highlight the knowledge of the small child's introduction to the new world of preschool. Five teachers and one child care provider has been interviewed about their experiences regarding the infants introduction seen as a phenomenon. Our thesis approach is inspired by phenomenology but with focus on two central concepts, lifeworld and essence. Our research questions focus on the following aspects: educator´s experiences of the introduction to preschool, what do the educators believe is significant for the introduction and how do the educators reflect on their role of profession? The surveys data is collected with the method of qualitative interviews followed with an analysis based on the phenomenological approach. From our analysis we have been able to determine the essence which is presented as three categories; relation between educator and child, the meaningful context and the educators own role of profession. In our findings we could see that children are being introduced to preschool accompanied by other children, they are being introduced as a group. The educators works with two different models concerning the introduction to preschool. One model where the parent´s role during the introduction is to be active and to participate in the daily activities along with their children. As opposed to the other model where the parent´s task during the introduction is to keep a secluded role. Five educators out of six are satisfied with their way of working regarding the introduction, however some of the educators express a frustration regarding insufficient guidelines concerning introduction of the little child into the world of preschool from the Swedish authority Skolverket. One conception that is recurring in different contexts is safety and the children’s capability to attachment. All educator´s believe that the relation between educator and child is of great importance for both children and parents when it comes to the introduction to preschool. Children and parents need to feel confident in this new meaningful context that they are being introduced in. The educators express the importance of a confidence-inspiring educator.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
preschool, introduction, attachment, educator
Keyword [sv]
inskolning, förskola, pedagog
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28980OAI: diva2:891275
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Education Studies
2016-01-06, Södertörns Högskola, Alfred Nobels allé 7, Huddinge, 15:22 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-01-07 Created: 2016-01-06 Last updated: 2016-01-11Bibliographically approved

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