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"De kommer alltid för sent!": En vetenskaplig essä om kommunikationsproblem mellan föräldrar och förskola
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"They always come too late!" : A scientific essay on communication problems between parents and preschool (English)
Abstract [en]

My science- and experience based essay depicts the communicative difficulties I perceive with a special parent couple at my preschool. My questions are: What kind of relationship can I have with the parents based on my duty ethics, utility ethics and virtue ethics? How can the power between me and the parents be described from a power perspective? How can my practical knowledge help me deal with parents who are late? In the essay I present my interpretation of two self-experienced situations that I illustrate in two different stories. The problems are also from a more general perspective regarding the communication between home and preschool. The study will help me learn more about what communication is and what new challenges that may arise when home and preschool meet. Furthermore, my reflection will help me to get an overview from a power-related perspective and what is in the preschool curriculum about cooperation between parents and preschool. How can I see the problem from the parents´ perspective and take their position? What makes me react the way I do? What makes parents act the way they do? The purpose of this study is to analyze the importance of communication between parents and educators in preschool and then see what the consequences will be for the child when the communication fails. I intend to also shed the light on the power relationship that exists between educators and parents. To get further, I need to reflect on my actions based on several different perceptions and with this create a deeper insight into the whole dilemma. From different ethical  perspectives, I will help to see my dilemma. I will also highlight the significance and influence of Aristotle´s three forms of knowledge for my practice. I believe that education, learning and care are important components that we preschool educators should relate to.

The conclusion I see is that the steering documents are important to me as an educator and just as important is the cooperation with all parents at the preschool. Relationship competence is important to have when we educators at preschool have to work with it every day, through all our “meetings” with educators, children and parents. That relational competence requires that I as an educator have intuition and am extremely responsive to how I should act there and then.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 30
Keywords [en]
Preschool, parents, cooperation, power, communication, professionalism
Keywords [sv]
Förskola, föräldrar, samverkan, makt, kommunikation, professionalitet
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Pedagogical Work Learning Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-40103DiVA, id: diva2:1391188
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Pre-school education
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2020-02-04 Created: 2020-02-03 Last updated: 2020-02-04Bibliographically approved

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