Orden og arbejdsdelinger i daginstitutionen
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionNordisk Barnehageforskning. 2011, 4 (1), 33-40. 10.7577/nbf.296
Abstract: The article presents a research project that deals with aspects of division of labour among assistants and the professionalized group of social care workers in Danish kindergartens. Theories of P. Bourdieu, M. Douglas and E. Goffman have supported a main hypothesis questioning some possible division of labour and relations of domination in the interchange between the two staff member groups. The empirical part of the research work are primarily gathered around observational studies of four educational assistants in three day care centres situated in three different social locations. The conclusions point out, that the daily social exchanges do not exhibit any evident division of labour among the assistants and the professionalized group of social care workers. The assistant can’t on this basis be regarded as the social care workers’ assistant. On the contrary, two of the assistants are positioned in some central organising and managing positions within their specific unit.