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Border-crossing with Babies: “not yet” pedagogy inmigrant parenting spaces
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Special Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4474-3925
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Special Education.
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the wake of the 2015 migration wave across Europe, new practices related to migration and families took form in Sweden. Due to the circumstances a renewed interest in volunteering appeared even though Sweden is not historically known for using the charity model. Swedish with Baby was established as one of these new volunteer spaces.

In Sweden, there are different preventive support systems with the aim of educating individuals in parenting. Child care centers and parenting courses are offered by the public sector for all parents. In addition, open day care centers are a public service offered for parents on parental leave or stay at home parents. A more recent development to activities for parents on parental leave are “baby cafés” held at libraries or churches with a focus on talk about babies and parenting.

In 2012, an initiative to organize group meetings for parents with infants and small children with different ethnic backgrounds was launched by two mothers independently of one another. Today this is known as Swedish with Baby. Swedish with Baby became centered around the idea of a combined language and baby café. A language café is an educational initiative where language users devote time to conversation practice with native speakers in the target language.

Interest in Swedish with Baby skyrocketed in 2014 because of the refugee situation in Europe and with the large influx of non-Europeans. Swedish with Baby was first given attention in local media, quickly leading to national newspapers, radio stations and TV programs picking up stories of Swedish with Baby. Today there are currently Swedish with Baby meetings held in nine Swedish cities numbering 22 smaller residential districts. The official Swedish with Baby Facebook page has increased from approx. 800 followers in 2014 to over 9000 followers in 2017.

Through a year-long fieldwork project, the researchers entered the field of Swedish with Baby to examine how parents of infants and very young children with different backgrounds meet in spaces which have the intention of facilitating cultural border crossing with goals of integration.  

In this paper we are discussing the experiences of longing and belonging shaped in these same spaces, in particular which spaces are imagined as open for parents and child in future belongings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
open day care centers, Swedish, volunteer, parenting, belonging
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-172221OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-172221DiVA, id: diva2:1345136
Conference
ECER 2018: Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational Research?, Bolzano, Italy, September 3-7, 2018
Available from: 2019-08-23 Created: 2019-08-23 Last updated: 2019-08-23Bibliographically approved

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