"Og da har vi jobba sammen på veien videre" : om læreres beskrivelser og fortolkninger fra deltagelse i "Ta opp uro"-samtaler
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Background: Previous research reports on the relationship between children`s level of achievement and well-being and ability to cooperate between teachers and parents. Kristiansand municipality has conducted training including teacher`s «Taking Up Ones Worries» - method, a dialogue and network based intervention. The method aims to enhance employees skills in addressing anxiety with the parents at earliest possible date. Aim and research question: The study has a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach where the intention was to describe and interpret the participant`s experiences and attitudes towards their participation in «Taking Up Ones Worries» - conversations, by putting this in understandable context. The focus has been: How to describe and interpret teacher`s participation in «Taking Up Ones Worries» - conversations? Method: I used focusgroup as datacollection method and qualitative content analysis to the processing unit of analysis. Result: The study shows three different perspectives on teacher`s approach and position in the talks. In the first perspective, the thesis in teacher`s ongoing dialogical process in relation to their worries. The next is the teacher`s needs of trust and confidence. The latter perspective is how teacher`s encouraged to accountability in their relationships with parents. Conclusion: The study`s findings confirmed earlier research on how attitudes and reflex can be linked to teacher`s approach to «Taking Up Ones Worries» - conversations. Further reflecting the informant`s descriptions and interpretations of the meaning of dialogic elements between teachers and parents, and how teacher`s initiative may seem supportive parents. Key words: «Taking Up Ones worries», phenomenological-hermeneutic, focus groups, dialogue, ethics, Michail M. Bakthin, Knud E. Løgstrup.
Masteroppgave i psykisk helsearbeid ME504 Universitetet i Agder 2014