Jämställdhet i förskolan : En studie om hur förskollärare bemöter barn ur ett könsperspektiv

by Hegestig, Erika; Andersson, Erika

Abstract (Summary)
SummaryThe purpose of this paper is to look into how preschool teachers treat children regarding to their sex. Using observations we want to study if preschool teachers are addressing the children with different sex equally or not.On the basis of the study we have the following question of issue:- Do preschool teachers use different vocabulary, vocal pitch, and body language to boys respectively girls?- Do the children receive equally amount of help based on their sex?- Do preschool teachers differentiate in the way they address and act towards children with different sex?The study is based on our observation of eight preschool teachers in two different preschools with children in the age range of 1-5 years old. A structural observation scheme has been used under two different situations at the preschools. The first structural observation was conducted in a teacher lead situation, getting the children dressed for outdoor activity. The second structural observation was made during recess where the children chose the game of play; the teachers did not plan the activity.The result shows that the boys receive more vocal encouragement then the girls in the dressing situation. The girls are supposed to be more self going and are often left to first try on their own. The girls in our study did not get any positive encouragement from the preschool teachers during the dressing setting. During recess the results show that the boys received more vocal communication with the preschool teacher than the girls did. The preschool teachers often used a hard and loud voice to address the boys and on the other side a low and soft voice when addressing the girls.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Jönköping

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:gender preschool teacher equality sex


Date of Publication:03/07/2008

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