Preschool teachers' and student preschool teachers' thoughts about professionalism in Sweden
2008 (English)In: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, ISSN 1350-293X, E-ISSN 1752-1807, Vol. 16, no 2, 186-195 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article discusses the different ways in which students and preschool teachers at two Swedish universities interpret the concept of professionalism. Data for this article are drawn from a study conducted in two different urban areas of Sweden which explored the following four questions: (1) What does the concept of professionalism imply for preschool teachers and students? (2) What does a professional teacher do in a preschool/school/after-school recreation centre? (3) How is professionalism developed? (4) What does preschool teachers' professionalism mean in comparison with professionalism in other closely related professions such as day-care attendants or recreational pedagogues? The survey was conducted using a questionnaire that students completed during a lesson at the university and by their supervisors at preschools. Data from the study are interpreted against a theoretical background that problematises the concept of 'professionalism' within the societal context of preschools in Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 16, no 2, 186-195 p.
professionalism, preschool, student teachers, preschool teachers, recreational pedagogues
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141111DOI: 10.1080/13502930802141618ISI: 000257931100005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-141111DiVA: diva2:385044