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Margrain, V. & Löfdahl, A. (Eds.). (2019). Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagement in Changing Global Contexts. Singapore: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagement in Changing Global Contexts
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book explores how concepts and values of contemporary democracy are variously understood and applied in diverse cultural contexts, with a focus on children and childhood and diversity. Drawing on a range of methodological approaches relevant to early childhood education, it discusses young children's engagement and voice. The book identifies existing practices, strengths, theories and considerations in democracy in early childhood education and childhood, highlighting the democratic participation of children in cultural contexts. Further, it illustrates how democracy can be evident in early childhood practices and interactions across a range of curriculum contexts and perspectives, and considers ways of advancing and sustaining practices with positive transformational opportunities to benefit children and wider ecological systems.It offers readers insights into what democracy and citizenship look like in lived experience, and the issues affecting practice and encouraging reflection and advocacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Springer, 2019. p. 274
Series
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development, ISSN 2468-8746, E-ISSN 2468-8754 ; 8
Keywords
early childhood education, preschool, democracy, global, challenge
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74442 (URN)10.1007/978-981-13-7771-6 (DOI)978-981-13-7770-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-22 Created: 2019-08-22 Last updated: 2019-08-22
Enochsson, A.-B. & Löfdahl, A. (2019). Ethical issues in child research: Caution of ethical drift. In: Margrain, Valerie & Löfdahl Hultman, Annica (Ed.), Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagement in changing global contexts (pp. 27-39). Singapore: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethical issues in child research: Caution of ethical drift
2019 (English)In: Challenging Democracy in Early Childhood Education: Engagement in changing global contexts / [ed] Margrain, Valerie & Löfdahl Hultman, Annica, Singapore: Springer , 2019, p. 27-39Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The background for this study is the last decades emphasised ethical considerations in child research. We have found ethics to be more and more acknowledged and regulations to be strengthened. Based on this, the aim of the study is to review the ethical issues in child research to find out how ethical considerations are dealt with in this respect. Four important journals, representing three important editors were selected. Through reading 707 abstracts from volumes 2016 and 2017, empirical studies focusing on children under the age of 8 were found in 95 articles and were further analysed regarding ethical issues. The result shows that regardless of requirements in journal guidelines, about one third of the articles lack any ethical reflection. Further, it is also shown that just over half of the articles merely stated compliance with regulations and standards, and just a few of articles presented a deeper reflection on the ethical considerations including occurring dilemmas. The shift towards stronger ethical regulations is discussed as if it might encourage the tendency of just doing what is necessary according to laws and when doing so, the risk of ethical drift is elaborated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Singapore: Springer, 2019
Series
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development, ISSN 2468-8746 ; 28
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74204 (URN)
Available from: 2019-08-13 Created: 2019-08-13 Last updated: 2019-08-13
Löfdahl, A., Olin-Scheller, C. & Tanner, M. (Eds.). (2018). Berättelser: Vänbok till Héctor Pérez Prieto. Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Berättelser: Vänbok till Héctor Pérez Prieto
2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Denna vänbok tillägnas vår kollega Héctor Pérez Prieto. Boken består av olika berättelser med anknytning till Héctors forskning och tillsammans formar bidragen en ny berättelse om hans forskarliv, en slags livsberättelse.

Författarna är akademiska vänner som vid olika tidpunkter och på olika platser samarbetat med Héctor som handledare, student, doktorand och kollega.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2018
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2018:3
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65444 (URN)978-91-7063-829-9 (ISBN)978-91-7063-924-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2018-02-22
Löfdahl, A., Enochsson, A.-B., Ribaeus, K. & Hildén, E. (2018). Democracy education in ECE: A step forward by linking preschool teacher education, research and preschool practice. In: : . Paper presented at NERA 2018, 8-10 March 2018, University of Oslo, Norway.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Democracy education in ECE: A step forward by linking preschool teacher education, research and preschool practice
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66723 (URN)
Conference
NERA 2018, 8-10 March 2018, University of Oslo, Norway
Available from: 2018-03-15 Created: 2018-03-15 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A. (2018). Förskolechefer hanterar undervisningsbegreppet i förskola. In: : . Paper presented at Forskningsfestival, Karlstad, 2018-11-08.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förskolechefer hanterar undervisningsbegreppet i förskola
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70220 (URN)
Conference
Forskningsfestival, Karlstad, 2018-11-08
Note

Presented at the UBBs forskningsfestival

Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A. & Hildén, E. (2018). Förskolechefer hanterar undervisningsbegreppet i förskolan. In: : . Paper presented at UBB forskningsfestival, 8 november 2018, Karlstad.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förskolechefer hanterar undervisningsbegreppet i förskolan
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70975 (URN)
Conference
UBB forskningsfestival, 8 november 2018, Karlstad
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-04-11Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A., Hildén, E. & Bergh, A. (2018). I "larmrapportens" skugga: Om undervisning och kvalitet i förskolan. In: Annica Löfdahl Hultman, Marie Tanner & Chritstina Olin Scheller (Ed.), Berättelser: Vänbok till Héctor Pérez Prieto (pp. 57-72). Karlstad: Karlstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I "larmrapportens" skugga: Om undervisning och kvalitet i förskolan
2018 (Swedish)In: Berättelser: Vänbok till Héctor Pérez Prieto / [ed] Annica Löfdahl Hultman, Marie Tanner & Chritstina Olin Scheller, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2018, p. 57-72Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2018
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2018:3
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70942 (URN)978-91-7063-924-1 (ISBN)978-91-7063-829-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-02-07 Created: 2019-02-07 Last updated: 2019-02-07Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A. (2018). Involve the outside world in Preschool- ways to educate democratic values. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Education In A Democratically Troublesome Time. Threats And Opportunities, Örebro, 2018-10-30/31.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Involve the outside world in Preschool- ways to educate democratic values
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70206 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Education In A Democratically Troublesome Time. Threats And Opportunities, Örebro, 2018-10-30/31
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Bergh, A., Löfdahl, A. & Englund, T. (2018). Local enactment of the Swedish ‘advanced teacher reform’. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 51(3), 326-341
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local enactment of the Swedish ‘advanced teacher reform’
2018 (English)In: Journal of Curriculum Studies, ISSN 0022-0272, E-ISSN 1366-5839, Vol. 51, no 3, p. 326-341Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on a new form of governing that targets a selected group of teachers. Specifically, it analyses how the Swedish so-called advanced teacher reform is enacted at the local level and discusses its implications for teachers’ professionalism. The methodological approach enables a local analysis in a broader international policy context. Using characteristic elements from curriculum theory to analyse the relationship between different levels and elaborating on the linguistic turn of curriculum theory, three concepts are central in the analysis: enactment, linguistic criteria and professionalism. Empirically, the study draws on material from a two-year application process in a medium-sized municipality. The result demonstrates that the local enactment process is clearly influenced by transnational policy trends and that less allowance is made for teachers’ own experience-based knowledge in the second studied year. The linguistic analysis shows how the applicants using the ‘right concepts’ were selected to become ‘advanced teachers’. As complex and qualitative aspects disappeared from the agenda, this type of governing, with its standardized use of language, may reduce schools’ educational potential. Changes like this raise new questions about how schools can maintain and develop democratic and professional values whilst being exposed to new policy trends.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Career reform, enactment, governing, professionalism, Sweden, teacher
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66527 (URN)10.1080/00220272.2018.1436195 (DOI)000464726000003 ()2-s2.0-85041900370 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2019-05-09Bibliographically approved
Löfdahl, A., Hägglund, S. & Thelander, N. (2017). Förskolans demokratifostran: I ett föränderligt samhälle (1ed.). Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förskolans demokratifostran: I ett föränderligt samhälle
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017. p. 101 Edition: 1
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65441 (URN)978-91-40-69589-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-19 Created: 2017-12-19 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
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