This project seeks to examine how different parents raise their children. Subsequently, it is examined how this parenting interacts with the demands of learning and well-being from the Danish public schools from the parents’ perspective. In order to approach this qualitative semi structured interviews were used. The project bases its analysis on the theory of Pierre Bourdieu and his terms ‘habitus’ and ‘capitals’. In addition to this, the term negotiating families (forhandlingsfamilier) by Dion Sommer and Diana Baumrind’s four parenting styles were used to examine the differences in child upbringing. Lastly the project includes research of parenting in the middle class and working class by Val Gillies, Kari Stefansen and Helene Aarseth.
The study concludes that the increased parental involvement in public school has an effect on the way parents choose to raise their children. Most of the interviewees originate from the middle class, prioritizing a desire for learning, hence why the parents use different strategies to promote this desire. It is, among other things, through presence with the children in terms of activities and leisure activities that this desire for learning seeks to be promoted. Most of the parents have an eye on their children's future. This is considered in the upbringing, where they try to teach their children skills acquired in the labor market through duties and pocket money. It is through the upbringing that the children's habitus is formed by their parents giving some capital to them. These capitals help define some opportunities for the children in public schools of which the parents with much cultural capital may give the children better prerequisites for doing well in public schools.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2017|
|Vejledere||Maria Ørskov Akselvoll|
- Pierre Bourdieu
- Diana Baumrind
- Dion Sommer
- Val Gillies
- Helene Aarseth
- Kari Stefansen