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ERIC Number: EJ1089829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
A Noisy Silence about Care: Swedish Preschool Teachers' Talk about Documentation
Löfgren, Håkan
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v36 n1 p4-16 2016
This article investigates what happens to institutional narratives of care in Swedish preschool when a policy on increased documentation is introduced. Questions deal with preschool teachers' professionalism as expressed through the teachers' talk about documentation. The analysis is based on theories in education policy, teacher professionalism and institutional narratives. The findings show that the few references made by the teachers to narratives of care are subordinated to narratives of learning. A major conclusion is that narratives of care are in a process of becoming a "noisy silence", which influences teachers' professionalism as well as shaping our common society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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