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Co-producing Children´s Sociality in Parent-teacher Conferences
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education, Teaching and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3596-4809
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 59, no 5, 546-563 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to describe how parents and preschool teachers talk about children's interactional skills in parent–teacher conferences in the Swedish preschool and how this can be related to socialization processes. The analyses show that children's communicative skills, such as turn-taking in conversation and co-operation, are considered as important for both parents and teachers and talked about in terms of trouble or success. Children's skills are often assessed by using chronological age as a parameter. Our analysis suggests that the talk about children's interactional skills may be interpreted in terms of deficiency discourses founded primarily on theories in developmental psychology, and that parents, and particularly the teachers, present themselves as socializing agents with regard to children.

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ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2015. Vol. 59, no 5, 546-563 p.
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parent-teacher conferences, preschool, socialization, social skills
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111426DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2014.965786ISI: 000360540700004OAI: diva2:756320
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-10-16 Created: 2014-10-16 Last updated: 2016-08-31

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