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Varför behövs det män i förskolan?: En intervjustudie där förskollärare och barnskötare i förskolan resonerar kring behovet av män i förskolan
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose for this examination was to hear what a few (six) of the preschool teachers and child minders in preschool in Sweden would say about “why there is a need of men in preschool”, and connect t the results to different discourses and analyze the material with a purpose that the material could work as ground for an more open discussion about men in preschool.

The method for these interviews was a qualitative research interview. The interviewed persons at the time for this examination were working in preschools in the area of Stockholm.

The persons were of different gender, but the method was not to examine a difference between men and women or to generalize. The material was produced in conversations with the interviewed person one by one. The main question for the interview was “Is there a need for men in preschool? Why or why not?”

The different discourses were about the equality of opportunity, the labour market, the organization, the children, and the discourse that want to prevent men to work in preschool. All of the interviewed said that Swedish preschools need men who work there. Even though they say that, they are familiar with the discourse who wants to prevent men from working in preschool. All of the discourses seem to be familiar with the interviewed. They more or less talked about them without being questioned. The conversations resemble a variety of nuances why there should be men in preschool. The difference of men is up for discussion because the “need of men” is difficult to handle, because there are some men that are more likeable for the job. But at the same time the say we need a variety of men who works in preschool because people are different and it is good for the children to see that. The conversations were leading in more to personalities, and expectations of men. Some of them say that the gender teaching method would be more concrete if more men worked in preschool, because the children and even the teachers could face the method easier.

Why there should be more men in preschool is not a given answer, if you look at the results of this examine. Even though they all agree that there should be more men working in preschool the explanation why is reflected in different discourses. Hopefully the material will work as a ground for a more open discussion why there should be more men working in preschool. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
men, preschool, need, working, equality, discourse
Keyword [sv]
män, förskolan, behov, arbetar, jämställdhet, diskurs
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-2943OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-2943DiVA: diva2:284181
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Available from: 2010-01-08 Created: 2010-01-03 Last updated: 2010-01-08Bibliographically approved

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