The Educational Positioning of the Preschool-Class at the Border between Social Education and Academic Demands – An Issue of Continuity in Swedish Early Education?
Fil. Dr. Helena Ackesjö, Prof. Sven Persson

This study’s overarching aim is to produce knowledge about the educational position of the preschool-class in a changing educational landscape. This position is analyzed through teacher’s own descriptions in the weekly reports they send home to the parents each week. The results illustrate how teachers in their weekly reports construct an educational position for the pre-school class that is influenced both by the social pedagogical position with an existence-oriented education and the academic school readiness position by preparing children for further schooling. This causes a variation in the preschool-class education and raises questions about continuity and equivalence in early education.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v5n1a19