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WERA TASK FORCE Global Research in Extended Education Conference 2024 – Webinar

”Children’s perspectives in Swedish school-age educare”

Assoc Professor Karin Lager, Göteborg University, Assoc Professor Lina Lago, Linköping University and Senior Assoc Professor Helene Elvstrand, Linköping University

Timings for Webinar

UK – 3pm
GER – 4pm
SWI – 4pm
SWE – 4pm
KOR – 11pm
US (West) – 7am
US – (EAST) – 10 am
AUST (Thur) – 12am

This symposium focuses on how pupils themselves experience their everyday life in school-age educare centres. The presentation is based on several different data materials (Lager, 2020) and Elvstrand & Lago (forthcoming) where interviews with pupils have taken place and where we have tried to find common threads between the various individual studies.

The results reveal important values about what pupils themselves see as meaningful and important to them in their everyday lives, as well as what expectations they have of the type of activities they will encounter in the school-age educare. In Sweden, the last decade has seen policy changes in school-age educare, where quality issues in various ways have been in focus.

In this presentation, we also want to contribute to raising questions about what can be seen as quality if we start by listening to pupils and taking their voices seriously.

Invitation: OSHC Research Study

We want to understand what OSHC educators know about children’s mental health and how they currently help children with emotional and behavioural needs.

If you are an Australian OSHC educator who works with primary school-aged children, we invite you to take part in our study.