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On the Borders: Religious Education in Northern Europe
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9865-1869
2016 (English)In: Usuteaduslik ajakiri, ISSN 1406-6564, Vol. 69, no 1, 9-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Around the world, many schools are situated close to a territorial border. In such a situation it is possible, and in some areas probable, that students and teachers interact with people from the other side of the territorial border on a daily or weekly basis. These interactions influence peoples’ lives, but how do they affect education? Does a close relation to a territorial neighbour mean that the culture and religion of the territorial Other is taken into consideration in teaching? Or is education, despite the recommendations on the supranational level, a purely national product?  These issues are addressed in this paper, which empirical material comes from on a cross disciplinary project focusing on religious education in four border areas around the Baltic Sea.

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Tartu: Akadeemiline Teoloogia Selts , 2016. Vol. 69, no 1, 9-24 p.
Keyword [en]
religious education, borders, schools
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Historical Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29763OAI: diva2:913383
XIII Nordic Conference on Religious Education "Shifting borders in religious education"

Specialnummer på engelska. Theological journal, Special issue “Shifting borders in Religious Education”

Available from: 2016-03-21 Created: 2016-03-21 Last updated: 2016-07-29Bibliographically approved

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