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Value conflicts and faith based schools: in contemporary Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4483-0597
2013 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, ISSN 0809-7291, Vol. 26, no 2, 175-191 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article identifies value conflicts in debate regarding Swedish faith based schools 2010– 2012 explored against the background of a study by Gerle (1999). As the policy changes of the Swedish school system from the 1990s form the preconditions for contemporary faith based schools those changes are outlined. The results show that the value conflicts observed by Gerle can still be noted e.g. the wish to freedom of religion in educating children into one’s own religion, as well as the conflict of the right of parents vs. the rights of children in education. A new value conflicts is the ending of school ceremonies of municipal schools in churches and the role of religion in them. Does this mirror a shift in the influence of a Lutheran majority culture? Another surfacing value conflict is whether the making of profit in the school sector is acceptable or not.

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Trondheim: Akademika forlag, 2013. Vol. 26, no 2, 175-191 p.
Keyword [en]
value conflicts, faith based schools, religious education, marketization, independent schools
Keyword [sv]
värdekonflikter, konfessionella friskolor, religionsundervisning, marknadisering, friskolor
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Pedagogical Work Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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educational work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-82473OAI: diva2:661266
Available from: 2013-11-01 Created: 2013-11-01 Last updated: 2015-04-20Bibliographically approved

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