Malmö University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The construction of "the competent child" and early childhood care: Values education among the youngest children in a nursery school
Malmö högskola, School of Teacher Education (LUT), Children-Youth-Society (BUS).
2008 (English)In: Educare, ISSN 1653-1868, E-ISSN 2004-5190, no 3, p. 21-41Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The phenomenon I focus on in this article is the construction of “the competent child”, which has developed from both psychology and later the sociology of childhood and has influenced the Swedish Childhood Education. One purpose of this paper is to investigate the pedagogical signs in this construction of “the competent child” and to contribute to the discussion of the influence of a new understanding of children in a nursery practice. In addition to the theoretical part of the article, I present analysed material from a limited case study. I have chosen a Reggio Emilia-inspired nursery, with its emphasis on democracy and view of children as competent and active, to shed light on the connections between this view and a values education. I also aim to problematise this paradigm of childhood. The methods used in the present study are field notes and video recordings. Material from my case study illustrates how values education is expressed in a child care practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö högskola, Lärarutbildningen , 2008. no 3, p. 21-41
Keywords [en]
childhood, participation, pre-school, Reggio Emilia, the competent child, toddlers, values education
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-3226Local ID: 8201OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-3226DiVA, id: diva2:1400027
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2023-03-28Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(165 kB)1770 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 165 kBChecksum SHA-512
a285e14d99b3cde3b9dd6ccf480a7b577331dbec66a4eee8d4ce270e603bc63cd320236bfa0cec376d5154d8105290e5708a24d3fe7188a29d15aede61b39697
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Authority records

Månsson, Annika

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Månsson, Annika
By organisation
Children-Youth-Society (BUS)
In the same journal
Educare
Pedagogy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1770 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 741 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf