Leken som en främjande faktor i arbetet med inkludering i förskolan
: En studie om förskollärares, barnskötares och specialpedagogers uppfattningar om lek och inkludering

Translated title of the thesis: Play as a promoting factor with inclusion in preschool: A study of preschool teachers, childcare workers and special educators´ perceptions of play
  • Sandra Danielsson
  • Emilia Nilsson

Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level


The purpose of our work is to contribute knowledge about the perceptions of educators and special educator about the importance of play in promoting the inclusion of all children and their approach to inclusion.

Through a qualitative interview study, we seek answers to our questions. We discern that the knowledge of what inclusion means and how best to apply them in preschool activities differs depending on the education of the educators and what experience the educators have in using inclusion and play. By using bioecological perspectives and sociocultural theory. Special education teachers and preschool teachers are those who have a similar idea of how, why and what inclusion through play means. Childcare workers see it more concretely and with a certain here and now thought even though this group has the most number of years in the business overall. The conclusion we can draw from our study is that the extent to which inclusive activities are created for all children depends in part on the educators and their view of the invironment. A difficulty can be the view teachers have at inclusion and inclusion play. The differntys can lead to an uneaven education for children whit difficulties. A continued survey may be about principals' views on inclusion in preschools.

Date of Award2021-Jul-19
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorAnn-Elise Persson (Supervisor) & Lars-Erik Nilsson (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Special Education Programme

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogical Work (50304)
  • Didactics (50302)
  • Learning (50303)


  • ecological system theory
  • inclusion
  • play
  • socio-cultural perspective
  • special education

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