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Demokrati i förskolan: en studie kring synen på demokrati i förskolan
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to examine the attitudes towards the democracy-task among preschool teachers. The questions addressed are: The preschool view of basic democratic values. The preschool teachers’ view of children´s understanding of democracy and the possibilities and limitations these teachers see. I have also examined the preschool teachers’ view of the child as a citizen from birth or citizen through education. How does our own understanding of democracy influence our view of the child in this context?

By using the method of discourse analysis I have analyzed the opinions among the preschool teachers and the intentions expressed in the curriculum to see if I could find different ways to describe democracy in the preschool education. I found that the preschool teachers and the curriculum shared the same view. The opinion among the preschool teachers is that democracy in the preschool goes without saying; with regard to conveying and establishing equal rights as well as responsibilities and possibilities. Nobody questions the principles of democracy in theory, and that I regard as a complexity when it comes to their daily work, because the theory and the practical every day work does not always go hand in hand.

My ambition is to present an idea establishing the child as playing an active part in a democratic process here and now, instead of seeing the child in a passive role given democratic tools to be used in a future role as citizen. My opinion is that the child is an adequate citizen from birth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Democracy, Preschool, Curriculum, Citizen, Teacher
Keyword [sv]
Demokrati, Förskola, Läroplan, Samhällsmedborgare, Pedagog
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29103OAI: diva2:893464
Subject / course
Education Studies
Available from: 2016-01-13 Created: 2016-01-12 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved

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