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Confirming and resisting an underdog position: Leisure-time teachers dealing with a new practice
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7438-0232
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8510-5546
2015 (English)In: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, ISSN 1350-293X, E-ISSN 1752-1807, Vol. 23, no 4, 434-443 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article focuses on how leisure-time teachers (LtT) in Sweden both confirm and resist the array of new demands related to leisure-time centres (LtC). The data consist of interviews with six LtTs. The results are interpreted as representing different parts of the LtT's professionalism and show that the LtTs through their tellings constructs certain children, problems and solutions as a response to the demands in their work, thereby both confirming and resisting an underdog position. By constructing a manageable child they legitimise their professionalism and vice versa: constructing a child they are not capable of handling underlines their work conditions and offers a response to the discussion of insufficient quality, thereby confirming the low status of LtTs.

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2015. Vol. 23, no 4, 434-443 p.
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leisure-time centre (LtC), leisure-time teacher (LtT), teacher professionalism, working conditions, children, quality
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30247DOI: 10.1080/1350293X.2015.1087139ISI: 000363530400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-30247DiVA: diva2:667314
Available from: 2013-11-26 Created: 2013-11-26 Last updated: 2017-03-09Bibliographically approved

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