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Förskollärare och det önskvärda matematiska barnet: förväntningar och diskurser i förskolepraktik
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Childhood, Education and Society (BUS).
2020 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö universitet, 2020. , p. 260
Series
Malmö Studies in Educational Sciences: Doctoral Dissertation Series, ISSN 1651-4513 ; 91
Keywords [sv]
preschool, mathematics, discourse, multilingual
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-7470DOI: 10.24834/isbn.9789171049544Local ID: 26527ISBN: 978-91-7104-955-1 (print)ISBN: 978-91-7104-954-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-7470DiVA, id: diva2:1404397
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2020-09-23Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Teachers’ Interpretation of Mathematics Goals in Swedish Preschools
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teachers’ Interpretation of Mathematics Goals in Swedish Preschools
2016 (English)In: Mathematics Education in the Early Year: Results from the POEM2 Conference, 2014;5 / [ed] Tamsin Meaney, Ola Helenius, Maria L Johansson, Troels Lange, Anna Wernberg, Springer, 2016, p. 397-417Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate how two preschool teachers interpret mathematics goals in the Swedish preschool curriculum. The ways in which these preschool teachers transform, clarify and concretise the mathematics goals are analysed. The data indicates a tendency towards two different approaches of interpreting and implementing mathematics: a comprehensive approach and an academic approach. Based on these preschool teachers’ interpretation and implementation of the mathematics goals, the consequences in the form of qualification, socialisation and subjectification will be discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2016
Keywords
mathematics, teachers, Swedish preschool
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-10289 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-23935-4_22 (DOI)20220 (Local ID)978-3-319-23935-4 (ISBN)20220 (Archive number)20220 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
2. Mathematics and didactic contract in Swedish preschools
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mathematics and didactic contract in Swedish preschools
2016 (English)In: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, ISSN 1350-293X, E-ISSN 1752-1807, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 215-228Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to study and analyse how a teacher implements an outdoor realistic problem situation for children aged 4–5 in a Swedish preschool. By an ‘outdoor realistic problem situation’, I mean a situation initiated by a teacher in which children come into contact with mathematical concepts and in which the outside environment is used to encourage learning. The analysis and interpretation of the data has been influenced by the didactical situation theory and didactic contract is a key concept. The term didactic contract is seen as a metaphor, consequently a broader definition of the didactic contract is used to illustrate how the implicit and the explicit rules of a didactic contract affect the communication of mathematics between a preschool teacher and a children’s group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
preschool, preschool teacher, mathematics, didactic contract, outdoor
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-2769 (URN)10.1080/1350293X.2016.1143257 (DOI)000373281700005 ()2-s2.0-84958758775 (Scopus ID)20260 (Local ID)20260 (Archive number)20260 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
3. The Fabrication of Early Childhood Mathematics and the desired child in Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Fabrication of Early Childhood Mathematics and the desired child in Sweden
2020 (English)In: Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal, ISSN 1465-2978, no 35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish early years mathematics education is currently under discussion, as it is experiencing transformation on several levels. A few years ago PISA results showed that Sweden ranks below certain highly developed countries. The importance of mathematics has consequently become a prevailing discourse, with the aim of safeguarding a top ranking for Sweden. At the same time, increased population mobility towards Sweden over past decades has resulted in the contemporary school setting being characterised by cultural and linguistic diversity. Based on a series of interviews and observations, this paper analyses how preschool teachers tend to fabricate mathematics education and the desired child in a context where conflicting discourses of school mathematics and early childhood education circulate. This study also explores whether certain children run the risk of being excluded as “other”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Exeter Press, 2020
Keywords
early childhood education; discourse; mathematics
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Mathematics education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-17454 (URN)
Available from: 2020-06-09 Created: 2020-06-09 Last updated: 2024-01-31Bibliographically approved
4. Expectations and discourses in multilingual preschool mathematics: Case study of a teacher of immigrant background
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Expectations and discourses in multilingual preschool mathematics: Case study of a teacher of immigrant background
2020 (English)In: Philosophy of Mathematics Education Journal, ISSN 1465-2978, no 36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Preschool teachers have the important task of stimulating children in their development and preparing them for future schooling and lifelong learning. Many Swedish preschools today are characterized by great linguistic diversity among children and teachers. Many studies highlight the great benefits that multilingual children can gain from being able to use their native languages as resources when they learn other subjects, such as mathematics. This makes multilingual preschool teachers key players in today's education policy. For this research, I interviewed and followed a multilingual preschool teacher of immigrant background, anonymised as “Kajal”. I analysed Kajal's talk about and work with mathematics to understand what she was able to do and how she shaped her subjectivity as she navigated the expectations of various actors and prevailing norms in society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Exeter Press, 2020
Keywords
discourse, expectation, mathematics, preschool teacher, subjectivity
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-18379 (URN)
Available from: 2020-09-23 Created: 2020-09-23 Last updated: 2024-01-31Bibliographically approved

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