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Diversity, values and religious education seen through gender: in relation to a Swedish school context
Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Department of Teacher Education in Swedish and Social Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4483-0597
2009 (English)In: Religious diversity and education: Nordic perspectives, Münster, Germany: Waxmann Verlag GmbH , 2009, 1, 55-68 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In a recent critical report, a panel of international evaluators summarize their review of Swedish educational research on democratic values, gender and citizenship. In doing this, the evaluators underline the importance of letting educational research be influenced by gender theory in a more qualified sense, more than simply using gender as an aspect of sampling (Arnot et al., 2007, pp. 41-43). This chapter is an effort to see how some aspects of the lengthy and thorough theoretical discussions on diversity in gender or feminist theory could elucidate values and religious education in a more multicultural Sweden. The present situation concerning diversity in Swedish schools is illustrated by a recent investigation of Swedish schoolbooks published between 2000 and 2005. Twenty-four schoolbooks for lower and upper secondary schools, i.e. forms 7-12, were evaluated with regard to how they handle different aspects of diversity (Skolverket, 2006). In conclusion I will discuss some challenges to educators in values and religious education in situations of diversity accentuated in multicultural societies.

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Münster, Germany: Waxmann Verlag GmbH , 2009, 1. 55-68 p.
, Religious Diversity and Education in Europe, ISSN 1862-9547 ; 11
Keyword [en]
gender, diversity, religious education
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Pedagogical Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-26552ISBN: 978-3-8309-2154-7OAI: diva2:272107
Available from: 2009-10-14 Created: 2009-10-14 Last updated: 2015-04-20Bibliographically approved

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