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Diversity in preschool: Defusing and maintaining differences
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8510-5546
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2012 (English)In: Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, ISSN 0312-5033, Vol. 37, no 1, 119-126 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the complexities of social and cultural diversity as demonstrated by children in a Swedish multicultural preschool setting. An integrated theoretical model which holds contemporary child and childhood theories is developed. Our particular interest is in the cultural determinants underlying diversity at a structural as well as a practice level. Results show how diversity is both defused and maintained through planned activities. The 'social knowledge domain' is used as a concept for describing how social interactions between children confirm and construct common clusters of social knowledge about diversity with relevance for social life at preschool.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD AUSTRALIA INC , 2012. Vol. 37, no 1, 119-126 p.
Keyword [en]
multiculturalism, learning, developmental psychology, education, primary--curricula
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Pedagogical Work
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Educational Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38521ISI: 000323483700004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38521DiVA: diva2:896774
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social diversity, cultural diversity, multicultural preschool setting
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2015-11-23 Last updated: 2016-08-12Bibliographically approved

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