Idealet om det glade og afstemte barn: Pædagogers blik for trivsel i børnehaven

Anette Boye Koch

Abstract


Abstract: Danish early childhood professionals (pedagogues) are responsible for the well-being of all children in their care, but it is not clear what well-being implies. The article presents an analysis showing how pedagogues observe and categorize the well-being in children. Well-being is a state that pedagogues recognize by using special' seeing-techniques', related to their ideas of how children are supposed to behave in a certain context. The body of a child is culturally created, depending on the indoor or outdoor surroundings. The ideal of a happy child is an attuned child, who is able to adapt to adult expectations, while the physical surroundings are co-determining what the pedagogues 'see'.


Keywords


Early childhood institution; Well-being; Seeing-Techniques; Happiness; Pedagogues

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