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A Historical Overview: Care and Education Intersecting with Status and Class in Swedish Childminder Education 1975-2011
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Pedagogiskt arbete)
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. (pedagogiskt arbete)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5296-6275
2015 (English)In: Nordisk Barnehageforskning, ISSN 1890-9167, E-ISSN 1890-9167, Vol. 9, no 3, 1-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

From a perspective of status and class, this paper delineates changes in Swedish childminder education. The data are policy documents, documents from childminder training, and interviews with educators. The analysis is informed by post-structural theory. The study shows that the status of the childminder program has shifted between high and low status, and led toward differently classed life trajectories at different times. One reason for these variations is that the emphasis in childcare has shifted from care to teaching. This has at times increased the status of the education and the vocation, but also subverted the demand for childminders.

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2015. Vol. 9, no 3, 1-16 p.
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Childminder education; Care and education; Status and class
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Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-116650OAI: diva2:799331
Childminders and preschool teachers. A comparative study focused on education, care, gender, class, and ethnicity in education of personell who work with small children
Swedish Research Council, 2010-5826
Available from: 2015-03-30 Created: 2015-03-30 Last updated: 2016-09-05Bibliographically approved

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