lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
A seamless transition or an oasis to rest in?: The children's pictures of the Swedish preschool class.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9523-6379
2010 (English)In: Transition from pre-school to school: Emphasizing early literacys - Comments and reflections by researchers from eight European countries., Lifelong Learning Programme , 2010, p. 38-50Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A seamless transition or an oasis to rest in?

The children’s pictures of the Swedish preschool class

 

In Sweden, children’s transition from preschool to compulsory school is made through the preschool class. This study aims to highlight this Swedish transition zone through the eyes of the children. What is focused in the preschool class from the children’s point of view?

The children have been painting pictures of their days in the preschool class. The focus of analysis is what the children chose to highlight as central in the pedagogic practice. The pictures are therefore seen as communicative narratives, since the children represent and communicate their experiences of the world through the pictures. Ten preschool classes participated in the study, and a total of 172 pictures were analyzed.

Over half of the pictures showed playing children and included (free) play both indoors and outdoors, pictures that describes the preschool class as an “oasis to rest in” between preschool and school. Yet another extensive category was outlined that showed different types of learning and education foremost in activities as circle time.

The result shows that the pictures reflects the preschool class as a playful child-centred educational practice at the crossroads between preschool and compulsory school. The conclusion is that the preschool class may be just a seamless transition from preschool to compulsory school, with both “formal” schooling and playful learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lifelong Learning Programme , 2010. p. 38-50
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Pedagogics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-7922OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-7922DiVA, id: diva2:346171
Projects
EASE, Early years transition programmeAvailable from: 2010-08-31 Created: 2010-08-30 Last updated: 2017-02-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(15161 kB)410 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 15161 kBChecksum SHA-512
ffcb07ffff96a42abc825c9ff904f62837743d4e366a83f0f42b51eca8b33b98d13cbff389ee7fea17f22e97b12f4da21562413e0f69c794e7c55da945b1ad0a
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

http://www.ease-eu.com

Authority records BETA

Ackesjö, Helena

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ackesjö, Helena
By organisation
School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science
Pedagogy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 414 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 586 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf