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Speaking of children’s needs: The tricky terrain between preschool policy and practice
Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Childhood, Education and Society (BUS).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1549-9900
2021 (English)In: Nordisk tidsskrift for pedagogikk og kritikk, E-ISSN 2387-5739, Vol. 7, p. 376-390Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents a way of understanding the concept of children’s needs in preschool as a differentiating practice in the tension between special and general education where performative acts take place. Drawing on ideas of Foucault and Butler, the article examines official discourse regarding children’s needs represented at a policy level in the Swedish preschool curriculum with its inclusive ideals. That discourse is shown to give rise to problems in relation to everyday preschool practice, which is seen as filled with dilemmas. These dilemmas concern questions about fulfilling the mission of a preschool for all as well as for every child, and include an understanding of how children’s needs are negotiated in relation to equality, fairness and the resources available.

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Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2021. Vol. 7, p. 376-390
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children’s needs, differentiating discursive practices, ethical dilemmas, performative acts, Swedish preschool
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-47039DOI: 10.23865/ntpk.v7.3308OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-47039DiVA, id: diva2:1614017
Available from: 2021-11-24 Created: 2021-11-24 Last updated: 2021-11-25Bibliographically approved

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