The aim of this paper is to shed light on how teachers’ talk about children’s physical activity inschool-age educare can be seen as part of comprehensive social discourses concerning education and physical activity. Focus-group interviews with a discourse-analytic approach have been carried out with staff from two municipal school-age educare in Sweden. The transcriptions was analyzed with inspiration from critical discourse analyze which is the theoretical standpoint. In the result the discourses of risk, shortage, activity, complement and joy of movement are the most prominent. In analysis these discourses are seen as interdiscursively influenced by the public health discourse wherein concepts as activity rate, discipline, joy of movement and organization are central. These discourses, concepts and possible implications for school-age educare are discussed. It is also argued that a social pedagogical discourse of care with focus on children’s relation making and conflict management seems to be manifest within Swedish school-age educare.
Författare: Jonas Johansson och Johan Söderman