1 The Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University2 Social retfærdighed og magt, The Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University3 Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University
Discourses and practices among pedagoguesDiskurser og pratikker blandt pædagoger
The paper examine the discourses among pedagogues in daycare institutions. The analysis shows that the pedagogies identify structural and economic problems, but never the less it is the chldren (and their parents) that the pedagogues blame, when they experience the situation in the day care instition as stressed andnoisy, and thus it is the children they try to change (re-socialize) to solve the problems. The paper concludes that the discoruses tend to individualize structural problems with the result that a large group of children are identified as problem children rather than given better conditions. At the same time ther are also counter discourses which do not individualize problems in the same way. These counter discourses open for other more inclusive, recognizing and not so stigmatizing strategies, however they still fail to fight the structural problems.
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COST A19 Children's welfare - challenges and oppotunities, 2006