Magt & meninger: Pædagogiske værdiprofiler blandt personalet i danske børnehaver
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Original versionNordisk Barnehageforskning. 2015, 9 17-?.
The article presents a research work on possible correlations between childhood background and educational values in a group of 700 employees in 80 Danish kindergartens. If the staff's pedagogical work is indebted to the living environment, the individual has grown up in; it can give this work the character of resilience or inertia and stability. This inertia, however, can come into conflict with the instrumental requirements on adaptability to external demands of change, transition and educational development programs. Using the so-called multiple correspondence analysis one obtains first a map of social background of respondents and their professional and cultural resources with the use of indicators of cultural and social capital in the wake of Pierre Bourdieu's theoretical framework. By the next step a new second map is being drawn based on the answers to a number of value questions. And finally one gets the relationship between social structure and educational values by comparing the two maps. The results show that respondents typically agree on the pedagogical values across social background, age and position in the professional job hierarchy. But the project also shows that there are correlations between the possession of social and cultural capital and what is being appreciated in the pedagogical work.