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A question of gender sensitive pedagogy: – discourses in pedagogical guidelines
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9020-3332
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
2011 (English)In: Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, ISSN 1463-9491, Vol. 12, no 3, 274-283 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, some of the discourses concerning 'gender-sensitive pedagogy' that circulate in Swedish preschools are discussed. Two guideline documents that circulate in gender- and equity-sensitive projects in preschool are investigated, and the question is asked: What gender-related messages can possibly reach preschools from the guidelines? The method is discourse analysis inspired by Michel Foucault. Three different discourses were found: the discourse of the preschool institution; the discourse of gender and/or equity; and the gender-pedagogical discourse.

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2011. Vol. 12, no 3, 274-283 p.
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gender, equity, preschool, pedagogy, discourse, texts, guidelines
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-58749DOI: 10.2304/ciec.2011.12.3.274OAI: diva2:345556
Available from: 2010-08-25 Created: 2010-08-25 Last updated: 2015-09-09Bibliographically approved

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