Forældrekategorier i folkeskolen

Emilie Marie Kristiansen & Dorthe Frederiksen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


Introduction In 2016, the newspaper BT published an article in which a school teacher had set up different types of parents, such as ‘Spelt-moms’, 'Curling parents' and 'Academicist'. This breakdown of parents has therefore made us curious about how school teachers understand parents through the categories: Curling parents, spelt-moms, young mothers, un-educated parents, academic-parents and divorced parents. In addition, we investigate the importance of this for positioning and the approach of cooperation with parents. Scientific theory and method This project is based on a social constructionist approach, where you understand the reality as being created through social activities and linguistic actions. To investigate the above we have conducted three semi-structured interviews with school teachers. Theories This project is based on theories developed by Michel Foucault, Davies & Harré and Dorte Marie Søndergaard. These theories are used to understand concepts such as discourse, power and positioning. Conclusion It can be concluded that teachers understand parents through specific categories, which is important for the positioning, where teachers are often positioned as being the powerful and competent. This has the effect that the parents are often placed as the dependent, who must perform an action based on the teachers requirements. These positions, however, are concluded to be in constant debate through the language practices, which affects how individuals understand each other and act in the cooperation.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 maj 2017
VejledereNina Rus Ingvorsen


  • curlingforældre
  • speltmødre
  • akademikerforældre
  • ufaglærte forældre
  • unge mødre
  • diskurs
  • socialkonstruktionisme
  • forældrekategorier
  • forældre