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Institutional Narratives within the Performative Preschool in Sweden: 'if we write that we're no good, that's not good publicity!'
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8510-5546
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8423-8125
2009 (English)In: Early years, ISSN 0957-5146, E-ISSN 1472-4421, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 261-270Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An increasingly important part of the work of preschool staff in Sweden today is to present their activities outwardly, including producing and presenting quality accounts of their activities and making them visible to a public audience. To grasp the local narratives, interviews were conducted with a few teachers and their school leader, aiming to describe how they reason about the work of formulating their activities in publicly accessible documents, and the consequences of this work. Theoretical concepts used for analysis and conclusions are performativity, which views performances as a means of control and change, and institutional narratives, as means to understand the effects of the local context on how activities and teaching are performed. Results show that the staff find and discuss detours in the presentation of their activities, where possible failings are made opaque. Paradoxically, such ‘detour actions’ will at the same time be disciplinary as the teachers adjust to the logic of performativity. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.

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2009. Vol. 29, no 3, p. 261-270
Keywords [en]
quality accounts, planning and evaluation texts, performativity, institutional narratives, preschool teachers
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Pedagogical Work Pedagogy
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Educational Work; Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-11095DOI: 10.1080/09575140903161438OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-11095DiVA, id: diva2:494661
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2019-07-10Bibliographically approved

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