Home-Preschool collaboration – transformed in the age of digitization
Mirjana Samardzic Jelcic, Janina Carlén, Linda Helgesson, Kristina Holmberg, Mattias Davidsson
Core research areas
Collaboration between home and preschool, digitization, communication between preschool teachers and guardians, digital transformation, digital artifacts.
More about the project
The problem area is interdisciplinary and is based on pre-school research, communication science and research on digitalization. The research group sees it as important that studies are carried out on the cooperation between home and preschool and how the cooperation changes when communication is more digital. What consequences does it have for the relationship and for the collaboration? There is reason to suspect that some groups of parents are disadvantaged by this transformation, for example due to language barriers. The central question that surrounds further questions and problem formulations is: How have the conditions for cooperation between home and preschool changed as communication has become increasingly digital?
The research group will study the issue both from a guardian's- and a preschool teacher's perspective, as well as from an interculturality perspective. The project should serve as a starting point to make use of the diversity of experiences that exists among preschool teachers and guardians, but which is not included in current research in a Swedish context.
The transformation to a more digital home-preschool communication has not only improved the conditions for dialogue, but also made it more difficult for both parts. The responsibility for the children´s development and care are shared. At the same time, problems are shown that digital tools are experienced as difficult and time consuming and therefore not very useful for guardians and children when it comes to home-preschool communication.
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