Abrahams barn i religionsundervisningen : En enkätstudie om låg- och mellanstadielärares behandling av judendomen, kristendomen och islam
Sammanfattning: This study examines primary school teachers approach towards the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The aim is to make a contribution to the academic discussion of the advantages and disadvantages when teachers emphasize differences or similarities between these religions. In addition, the study highlights the importance of religious education for the promotion of social unity. Also the topic of morality in a society, whether it can strengthen or not the consensus regarding fundamental values, norms and goals. The study is based on a survey of 22 questions in three key areas: Background facts, Lesson planning and teaching, alongside The importance of religion education for individuals and society. The survey was answered by 124 teachers of religion at primary school. Additionally five pedagogical plans from the same selection group have been studied. The results are both quantitative and qualitative. The study rests on the assertion that Abraham's children is a tool that can teach the common history of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Previous research shows different positions using Abraham's children as a pedagogical concept. The vast majority amongst the participants of the study consider it to be of great importance to show the similarities of religions. As a result they also believe that it has the opportunity to promote social togetherness in a positive direction. Looking at the result through Émile Durheim's theory of social solidarity, this clarifies that an individual as a subject is not the same when part of a collective. Social development will arise when people gather as a group.
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