The construction of "the competent child" and early childhood care: Values education among the youngest children in a nursery school

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dc.contributor.author Månsson, Annika
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-26T11:29:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-26T11:29:19Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation 21-41 en
dc.identifier.issn 1653-1868
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/8201
dc.description.abstract 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. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Lärarutbildningen, Malmö Högskola en
dc.subject childhood en
dc.subject participation en
dc.subject pre-school en
dc.subject Reggio Emilia en
dc.subject the competent child en
dc.subject toddlers en
dc.subject values education en
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en
dc.title The construction of "the competent child" and early childhood care: Values education among the youngest children in a nursery school en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. School of Teacher Education en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Educare;3 en
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