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Voices from South and North in dialogue: on diversity and education for the future
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4483-0597
2012 (English)In: British Journal of Religious Education, ISSN 0141-6200, E-ISSN 1740-7931, Vol. 34, no 1, 87-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article texts by scholars from South Africa, Sweden and Great Britain are analysed. They contributed as invited speakers to a conference in Sweden in 2009 on changing societies, values, religions and education. Here a South–North dialogue on diversity and the future of education is constructed through the way their conference contributions are presented and analysed. Democracy and gender also appear as crucial themes. Out of the original 12 keynote contributions to the conference a selection is made, meaning that seven of them are focused on. What can be observed is (a) that the contributors from South Africa connect diversity and social justice; (b) that the gender researchers critically discuss the risks of the North imposing its theoretical framework on the South and search for ways out of that and (c) a preoccupation with a renewal of education recognising diversity but also looking for what could come beyond such an emphasis and form a common ground. The article constitutes an example of shared knowledge production where South and North meet. Conditions for that are critically reflected upon methodologically.

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Abingdon: Routledge, 2012. Vol. 34, no 1, 87-100 p.
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diversity, South–North dialogue, gender, global citizenship education
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Pedagogy Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-47749DOI: 10.1080/01416200.2011.601899OAI: diva2:444273
Available from: 2011-09-28 Created: 2011-09-28 Last updated: 2015-04-20Bibliographically approved

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