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ERIC Number: EJ808705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Preschool Work Teams' View of Ways of Working with Gender--Parents' Involvement
Karlson, Ingrid; Simonsson, Maria
Early Childhood Education Journal, v36 n2 p171-177 Oct 2008
Lately the interest to develop a gender-perspective in preschool has grown in Sweden. The aim of this study is to focus on Swedish preschool work teams understanding of gender and gender-sensitive pedagogy and their descriptions of what they actually do to be gender-sensitive preschools. Studies of gender and children often focus construction of gender in different contexts and studies of institutions where you actually try to work in a gender-sensitive way are quite rare. The theoretical framework is gender theory; specifically, poststructural theories of gender and education. Our data consist of four focus group interviews with Swedish preschool teams. The data revealed that the preschool work teams involved the parents in their gender work. We found five aspects of "new" expectations for parents concerning gender and equity in the gender-sensitive pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden