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Erixon, Per-Olof; Erixon Arreman, Inger – Education Inquiry, 2017
This study explores the extended demands for writing in the Swedish public service sector of early childhood and how academic writing in the higher education programmes aimed at professional work in that sector is perceived to be of value for early childhood practice among practitioners. Empirical data was collected in individual interviews and…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Early Childhood Education, Academic Language, Unions
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Arreman, Inger Erixon; Erixon, Per-Olof – Education Inquiry, 2015
This study deals with the undergraduate degree project in teacher training programmes for early childhood education and care in Sweden. For the study we draw on documents and qualitative interviews with teacher educators of different disciplinary backgrounds. The aims of this study were to identify discourses on the degree project in the field of…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Erixon, Per-Olof – Education Inquiry, 2014
In this article, education is regarded as a medium (Salomon, 2000). i.e. a channel for the transmission of knowledge with its specifically and historically defined form and content. From a media ecology perspective, media are not neutral, transparent or value-free channels for transporting information. Instead, the inherent physical structures and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Swedish, Native Language Instruction, Course Content