About the website
Welcome to this website about work for equal opportunities in preschools and schools!
Preschools and schools in Sweden have a duty to promote equality of opportunity for all children and students, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion or disability. This duty is based on legislation and the curriculum. This promotion of equality should be enshrined in school policies on equal opportunities, behaviour and strategies for the everyday work.
Usually the teachers are unconscious about unequal patterns in the classroom. The traditional gender patterns give boys and girls different roles, that we usually find normal. To be able to indentify this patterns, the teachers must make observations in the classroom. This website provides methods and tools for this work. It also gives a lot of examples from preschools and schools work with equal opportunities.
The aim of the website is to promote work of equal opportunities (with focus on gender equality), to give good examples of such work and present tools and methods for a sustainable work with these issues. Responsible for the website is the gender department of the County Administrative Board of Västmanland (Länsstyrelsen Västmanland),. The website is a way for the County Administrative Board to support the work of equal opportunities in the region of Västmanland.