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Compensating for unequal childhoods: practitioners’ reflections on social injustice in leisure-time centres
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7438-0232
University of Gothenburg.
2019 (English)In: Early Child Development and Care, ISSN 0300-4430, E-ISSN 1476-8275, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In Sweden and other countries, children's everyday lives and educational opportunities depend on their living conditions and class backgrounds. The current study examined the manifestation of issues of social injustice and unequal childhoods in the daily practices of leisure-time centres in Sweden. The empirical data were derived from the written reflections of practitioners enrolled in a continuing education course. The results indicate that leisure-time centres play an important role by compensating for unequal childhoods and other inequalities in the society. The practitioners discussed the importance of the centres’ maintaining supplies of clothing and equipment for children who lack these essentials for participation in outdoor activities. This compensation for unequal childhoods was also expressed through the provision of a free snack every afternoon and free meals during excursions.

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Taylor & Francis, 2019. p. 1-11
Keywords [en]
Childhood, compensating, inequality, leisure-time centres, social injustice
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Pedagogy Sociology
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Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71291DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2019.1570176Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85060848151OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-71291DiVA, id: diva2:1290816
Available from: 2019-02-21 Created: 2019-02-21 Last updated: 2020-05-13Bibliographically approved

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