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CV TORA KORSVOLD

  

Professor of Early Childhood Education at Queen Maud’s University

College of Early Childhood Education (QMUC), Trondheim, Norway    

 

ACADEMIC DEGREE

 
Dr. art., 1997, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

 
DOCTORAL THESIS

 Profesjonalisert barndom: Statlige intensjoner og kvinnelig praksis på barnehagens arena 1945-1990. (Professionalized Childhood: State Intentions and Women’s Praxis in the Day-care Arena 1945 1990)

 

RESEARCH TOPICS

Early childhood education and care (ECEC), the history of welfare states, child care systems in a historical and comparative perspective, childhood diversity and inclusion in ECEC

 

TEACHING, FORMAL AND EXPERIENCES

 
2011 to date: MA programme Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), Queen Maud’s University College of Early Childhood Education

2007-2011: Mphil. programme Childhood Studies, Norwegian Centre of Child Research (NOSEB), NTNU (Guest Lecturer)

2000-2003: Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogies, NTNU

1972-1974: Formal teaching education: Teacher Training Education

 
LEADER OF RESEARCH PROJECTS; AMONG THESE:

2013-2014: Perspectives on the history of the preschool teacher’s profession, financed by the Queen Mauds’s University College of Early Childhood Education and Union of Education Norway.

 
2008-2011: Pre-school teachers' practices- in a cultural and historical context and a particular stress on children with special needs, a sub-project within Day-care centres in transition. Inclusion through practices, financed by the Research Council of Norway.

 
2006-2010: The history of marketing to children, a sub-project within Consuming children. Commercialisation and the changing construction of childhood, financed by the Research Council of Norway.

2003-2008: Welfare state policy towards small children at a cross road? An historical-comparative study of Norway, Sweden and Germany, a sub-project within the interdisciplinary main project ‘The modern child and the flexible labour market: Institutionalisation and individualisation of children in the light of changes in welfare state, financed by the Research Council of Norway.

 

 SELECTED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS, AMONG THESE RELEVANT BOOKS:

 
Tora Korsvold (2013): Scandinavian Early Childhood and Consumer Culture. E-Book. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.

Tora Korsvold (ed) (2011): Barndom, barnehage, inkludering (Childhood, Daycare Centre, Inclusion). Bergen: Fagbokforlaget.

Tora Korsvold (2008): Barn og barndom i velferdsstatens småbarnspolitikk. En sammenlignende studie av Norge, Sverige og Tyskland.  (Children, Childhood and Welfare Policy. Norway, Sweden and Germany in Comparison). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget.

Tora Korsvold (2006): Barns verdi (Childrens’ Value). Oslo: Abstrakt.

Tora Korsvold (2001): Sykhusfødselen tar form- med en nærstudie av E.C. Dahls stiftelse 1900-1940 (The Birth in the Clinic- E.C. Dahls stiftelse). Oslo: Abstrakt.

Tora Korsvold (1998): For alle barn. Barnehagen framvekst i velferdsstaten. (The Development of Day Care in the Welfare State) Oslo: Abstrakt (Reprinted 2005, 2008).

 
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS, AMONG THESE RELEVANT:

Tora Korsvold (2013): Danning i barnehagen i et historisk perspektiv. (Forming Processes in Early Childhood Education and Care settings within a historical perspective.) In: M. Øksnes & K. Steinsholt: Danning i barnehagen: perspektiver og muligheter. Cappelen Damm Akademisk 2013. 

Tora Korsvold (2008, 2011): Der Wohlfahrtsstaat, der Kindergarten und die Behinderten: Von einer unsichtbaren Kindheit zu Prioriät, Teilnahme und Vielfalt. In: B. Ytterhus & M. Kreuzer: „Dabeisein ist nicht alles“ Inklusion und Zusammenleben im Kindergartens. Eine Anthologie. München: Reinhardt.

Tora Korsvold (2011): In the best Interests of the child: Early Childhood Education in Norway and Sweden after 1945: A Comparison. In: K. Hagemann, K. H. Jarauch & C. Allemann-Chionda: Children, Families, and States: Time Politics of Childcare, Preschool, and Primary Education in Europe. New York Oxford: Berghahn Publishers.

Tora Korsvold (2011): Dilemmas over child care in Norway, Sweden and West Germany after 1945. In: A. T. Kjørholt & J. Qvortrup: The Modern Child and the Flexible Labour Market. Exploring early Childhood Education and Care. Oxford New York: Palgrave.

Tora Korsvold & Nina Volckmar (2004): Velferdspolitikken i skole og barnehage. En reorientering? (The Welfare politics for Education and Day Care. A Reorientation?) In: P. Aasen et al. (eds): Pedagogikk og politikk. Oslo: Cappelen.

 
ARTICLES IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS, AMONG THESE RELEVANT:

Tora Korsvold (2012): Revisiting Constructions of Children and Youth in Marketing Advertisements: A historical and empirical Study of the Company Helly Hansen.Young Volum 20 (1) p. 1-17.  

Ekra, Else Mari Ruberg; Blaaka, Gunnhild; Korsvold, Tora; Gjengedal, Eva (2012): Children in an adult world: A phenomenological study of adults and their childhood experiences of being hospitalized with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. Journal of Child Health Care. Volum 16 (4) p.
395-405.

Mette Nygård & Tora Korsvold (2009): Barnehagen: En inkluderende fellesarena? Om minoritetsspråklige barn i barnehagen. (Minority children in day-care centres). FoU i Praksis, no. 2.

 Tora Korsvold & Mette Nygård (2006): Barndomsforståelser i offentlige dokumenter om barnehagen. (Notions of Childhood in Public Documents). Prisme, no. 1.

 
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, AMONG THESE RELEVANT:

Cultural Diversity in Norwegian Early Childhood and Care institutions: Challenges Related to Children as Diverse Learners. The 41 st Annual Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association; Reykjavik 2013-03-07- 2013-03-09.

Preschool Children, Diversity and Cultural Meetings in Norwegian ECEC settings. European Early Childhood Education Research Association; O’Porto, 2012-08-29 - 2012-09-01.

Child-care policies and child-care dilemmas in Norway and Sweden after 1945. The Modern Child and the Flexible Labour Market: Exploring early childhood education and care; Trondheim 2009-04-29 - 2009-04-30.

Children as modern consumers: Children at Risk? A study of Norway in the post war era. Paper for the SHCH Biennial Conference: Children at Risk / Children Taking Risks: Historical Inquiries in International Perspectives. Conference, UC, Berkeley, USA, 10-12 July 2009.

A new construction of childhood? Welfare state policy and early childhood education and care in Norway and Sweden since 1945. The third biannual conference The Social and cultural history of Children and Youth; Norrköping, Sweden 2007-06-27-2007-06-30.

 
PEER REVIEWER OF JOURNALS

Childhood
Journal of Nordic Education
Nordic Journal of Child Research
Norwegian Journal of Gender Research
Norwegian Journal of Welfare Research
Norwegian Journal of History
Swedish Journal of History

 
CO-EDITOR OF JOURNALS

Since 2012 a co-editor of the Nordisk barnehageforskning (Nordic Preschool research)
In the period 2004 - 2011 a co-editor of the Nordic journal of childhood research Barn (Children).
Since 2008 Member of the editorial board of the Nordic journal Nordisk barnehageforskning (Nordic Preschool research)

 
STUDENT SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION

Phd Thesis

Co-Supervising three doctoral students:  University of Bergen (1) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) (2)

Member of evaluation committees for PhD thesis and professorships

Expert Scrutiniser of project application, The Swedish Research Council

 

MEMBERSHIP

Member of Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY)

European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA)

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