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What makes you happy? Drawings of 10-years old children in Estonia and Sweden
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions. Tartu University. (CARDIPS)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4727-0329
2016 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Research project "Cultural and religious diversity in primary school" investigates the pupil’s experience of cultural and religious diversity in selected schools from Sweden and Estonia,  structural factors on that experience and the effect of variation in age and family tradition. The countries represent different experiences of cultural and religious diversity.

The research applies mixed methods approach. Surveys are carried out with both quantitative and qualitative components. Questionnaire data from pupils (special questionnaires for 3rd, 6th and 9th grade, it is 9-10, 12-13 and 15-16 year old pupils) is supplemented with interviews of a small number of the pupils, their teachers and parents.

The paper analyses 3rd graders drawings about what makes them happy. The dawings were part  of the questionnaire about cultural and religious diversity in their everyday experience and at school. The paper answers the question, what values can be found in drawings of boys and girls aged 9-10 from different religious and ethnic backgrounds in two different countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 51-52 p.
Keyword [en]
existential issues, children, drawings, culture
National Category
Religious Studies Cultural Studies Educational Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies; Critical and Cultural Theory
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30866Local ID: 671/42/2013OAI: diva2:971139
The International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, XX session:‘Values, Human Rights and Religious Education’ 31st July to 5th August 2016, University of St Mary of the Lake, Chicago, USA
CARDIPS: Cultural and Religious Diversity in Primary School
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, Dnr 30/13
Available from: 2016-09-15 Created: 2016-09-15 Last updated: 2016-09-16Bibliographically approved

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