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Förskollärarens yrkesroll i förändring från 1980-talet fram till idag
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this magister thesis the aim was to investigate how the pre-school teacher's professional role has changed from the 1980s until today and how perceptions of the learning mandate have evolved during the same period. To address these questions interviews were carried out with respondents from each decade of the 80s, 90s, 00s and until today making in total twelve respondents who were surveyed for the study. The respondents' answers were analyzed and interpreted using hermeneutic analysis tools. The results showed that a new mindset and new skills were developed and made available to the respondents in their professional role. The profession in pre-school has gained greater identity according to the respondents. They have also found an educational awareness in relation to the mission of the curriculum to create activities which are fun, safe and educational for all children attending pre-school. The changes in their professional role have given the respondents the opportunity to think and reflect critically about their educational roles, while at the same time, enhancing their professional roles by continuously upgrading their skills over the course of time. With increased awareness the respondents are able to document and evaluate the merits of the curriculum in the context of the pre-school.

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Pre-school teacher, profession, pedagogy, learning and paradigm
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Social Sciences Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96284OAI: diva2:763761
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Available from: 2014-11-17 Created: 2014-11-17 Last updated: 2014-11-17Bibliographically approved

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