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ERIC Number: EJ811326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Preschool Teachers' and Student Preschool Teachers' Thoughts about Professionalism in Sweden
Kuisma, Marja; Sandberg, Anette
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v16 n2 p186-195 Jun 2008
This article discusses the different ways in which students and preschool teachers at two Swedish universities interpret the concept of professionalism. Data for this article are drawn from a study conducted in two different urban areas of Sweden which explored the following four questions: (1) What does the concept of professionalism imply for preschool teachers and students? (2) What does a professional teacher do in a pre-school/school/after-school recreation centre? (3) How is professionalism developed? (4) What does preschool teachers' professionalism mean in comparison with professionalism in other closely related professions such as day-care attendants or recreational pedagogues? The survey was conducted using a questionnaire that students completed during a lesson at the university and by their supervisors at preschools. Data from the study are interpreted against a theoretical background that problematises the concept of "professionalism" within the societal context of preschools in Sweden. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden