Av stor betydelse för ett framtida liv: Föräldrars uppfattningar om varför deras barn skall åka till kollo
2015 (Swedish)In: Barn, ISSN 0800-1669, Vol. 2, 27-40 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Camp For more than a hundred years Swedish children have spent part of their summer holidays at a Summer Camp. The reasons for running Summer Camps have changed over time and have also been described in research. Descriptions of parent’s reasons for sending their children to the camps are missing, however. The present article contributes with knowledge in this very area. In the article we describe and try to understand Swedish parents’ ideas about why they think their children should go to Summer Camp. The parents’ ideas are studied in the light of conceptions of children and youth. The parents ‘perceive the Camp as an important part of childhood, as a timeless place where children get to be children and can develop without the stress of everyday life. A dominating view among the parents is however that their children’s stay at the Camp is a ’project’. The main value of the Camp is said to be that it offers outdoor activities in the open country and promotes good behaviour, something that today’s children are badly in need of, according to their parents. The parents seem to perceive their children’s stay at the Summer Camp – bearer of primitiveness and traditions ¬– as a kind of initiation rite, or as a catalyst for the personal development of children and youth when they are facing life in the future society.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 2, 27-40 p.
summer camp, kollo, barn, föräldrars uppfattningar
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120496OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120496DiVA: diva2:845369