Genus på förskola : En kvalitativ intervjustudie om genusperspektivet på förskola
Sammanfattning: This essay highlights preschools and educators' perspectives on gender, and the approach to it. This is a case study where interviews have been conducted with seven educators from a preschool in Sweden where the intention is to illustrate educators' approaches and gender awareness. The concepts discussed are essentially gender, gender norms, gender patterns, gender roles, gender equality, educators, preschool teachers and preschools. The empirical material has been analyzed and then linked to the theory. The results of the essay show that there are differences in the behavior of girls and boys and what gender roles they are assigned or takes on. The result showed that educators contribute to norms and gender roles that shape the children's personality and identity to a certain extent. The way in which this happens and what measures can be taken to prevent the children from being affected as much is elucidate in the essay. Educators with experience in the profession have an outstanding opportunity to see the everyday work in preschools and children's interaction with each other and with the opposite sex. They therefore have an exclusive opportunity to also change and improve the management of gender for children and preschool activities in Sweden. All the interviewed educators’ have suggestions on how to make changes for the better in order to create a more gender equality and gender-conscious environment for children and adults at preschools.
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