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ERIC Number: EJ1145099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Preschool Work against Bullying and Degrading Treatment: Experiences from an Action Learning Project
Söderström, Åsa; Löfdahl Hultman, Annica
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v37 n3 p300-312 2017
This article deals with experiences from an action learning project against bullying and degrading treatment among nine Swedish preschools. Even though definitions of bullying and degrading treatment tend to lead to thoughts of school-age children rather than preschoolers, previous research shows that bullying occurs in preschool as well. Our data consist of documentation of improvement work carried out in the preschools that were analysed from both a peer culture perspective and a school improvement perspective. Our main results show that the preschools, by identifying challenges and actions anchored in the local context, "hit the target" in their work against bullying and degrading treatment in the preschools. However, the children and their perspectives were rarely taken into account in the improvement work, which we consider as 'missing the point'. Didactic implications for further preschool action learning projects are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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