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Preschool work against bullying and degrading treatment: Experiences from an action learning project
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8510-5546
2017 (English)In: Early years, ISSN 0957-5146, E-ISSN 1472-4421, Vol. 37, no 3, 300-312 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with experiences from an action learning project against bullying and degrading treatment among nine Swedish preschools. Even though definitions of bullying and degrading treatment tend to lead to thoughts of school-age children rather than preschoolers, previous research shows that bullying occurs in preschool as well. Our data consist of documentation of improvement work carried out in the preschools that were analysed from both a peer culture perspective and a school improvement perspective. Our main results show that the preschools, by identifying challenges and actions anchored in the local context, ‘hit the target’ in their work against bullying and degrading treatment in the preschools. However, the children and their perspectives were rarely taken into account in the improvement work, which we consider as ‘missing the point’. Didactic implications for further preschool action learning projects are discussed.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 37, no 3, 300-312 p.
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preschool, bullying and degrading treatment, school improvement, action learning
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Pedagogical Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46227DOI: 10.1080/09575146.2016.1194374OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-46227DiVA: diva2:972521
Available from: 2016-07-01 Created: 2016-09-21 Last updated: 2017-07-03Bibliographically approved

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