Problem children or harassed childhood? Discourses and practices among pedagogues

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    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.
    Translated title of the contributionProblem børn eller problematisk barndom: Diskurser og pratikker blandt pædagoger
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2006
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventCOST A19 Children's welfare - challenges and oppotunities - Roskilde, Denmark
    Duration: 16 Jun 200617 Jun 2006


    ConferenceCOST A19 Children's welfare - challenges and oppotunities

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