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Vetenskaplig grund och forskning: En enkätstudie om vetenskaplig grund i förskolan
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose and questions: The Swedish School Law states that education in preschools and schools shall rest on a scientific base. The aim of this study is to examine to what extent and in what ways that preschool teachers are acquiring and getting information about research. It also aims to investigate the possibilities and the problems that may arise due to the requirement that education in preschools should have a scientific base.

  • In what extent does preschool teachers believe that scientific basis and new research has significance for their work?
  • How does preschool teachers get information about research and in what extent?
  • What are the opportunities and problems that preschool teacher faces when it comes to new research?

Theory: The theory that are used is Illeris learning theory. Also the postmodern view of the world, with its perspective on knowledge and the reflexive term is used.

Method: The research is done with a quantitative method, web survey. The analysis is done with more of a mix between quantitative and qualitative analysis method. The response rate is 30,5 % for the survey, which is 25 preschool teachers.

Conclusion: The preschool teachers in this study states that they comes in contact with research mainly by seeking it out themselves. They overall states that it's interesting to read these texts and they understand them. Furthermore the majority of the teachers states that research has relevance to their professional practice and that the research they have read has changed their preschool. The majority of the teachers also states that it's important that the preschool education is resting on a scientific base. Generally the preschool teachers in this study have the skills and motivation they need to read, get information and knowledge through research and to use the acquired knowledge in their preschools. The biggest problem for them to use more research is lack of time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
preschool, preschool teacher, scientific basis, school law
Keyword [sv]
förskola, förskollärare, vetenskaplig grund, skollag
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29794OAI: diva2:915247
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2016-03-30 Created: 2016-03-29 Last updated: 2016-03-30Bibliographically approved

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