a parent and a pre-school teacher looking at a paper with children in the background

Project: Home–preschool collaboration – transformed in the age of digitization?

The overall aim of this project is to contribute with knowledge about how the conditions for cooperation between home and preschool have changed when communication become increasingly digital.

Project information

Project manager
Mirjana Samardzic Jelcic
Other project members
Janina Carlén, Linda Helgesson, Kristina Holmberg, Mattias Davidsson
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University
Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Digital Transformations and Research on pedagogical professions and practices (PEPP)
Aug 2022–June 2023
Pre-school pedagogy (Department of Education and Teachers' Practice, Faculty of Social Sciences)

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 pre-school teachers and guardians, but which is not included in current research in a Swedish context.

The project is part of the research in Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Digital Transformations and has been preceded by a seed project bearing the same name (page in Swedish).