Unnoticed professional competence in day care work and the challenge of neoliberalism

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    Abstract

    New Public Management and neoliberalism has had a huge impact on care and health work imposing demands for documentation, standardization and evaluation. These demands seem to be in contrast with core aspects of the professional competence that are unnoticed. The paper explores how social educator’s work in day care centers can be explored, developed and potentially democratized acknowledging the unnoticed aspects of daily work practices and professional competence. The paper draws on empirical examples from two research projects (Ahrenkiel et al. 2009, 2011) and discuss how noticing and developing the professional competences of pedagogues holds the potential to develop alternatives to neoliberal regulation.
    Translated title of the contributionUpåagtet faglighed i daginstitutionsarbejde og neoliberalismens udfordringer
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date26 Apr 2012
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2012
    EventNordic Working Life Conference: Changing World of Work - LO-højskolen, Helsingør, Denmark
    Duration: 25 Apr 201227 Apr 2012
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    ConferenceNordic Working Life Conference
    Number6
    LocationLO-højskolen
    CountryDenmark
    CityHelsingør
    Period25/04/201227/04/2012

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