Snow, kindpolicemen and healthcenters: Books and Worksheets in Islamic Religious Education in Muslim faith schools in Sweden
2007 (Swedish)Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
Jenny Berglund, Uppsala University
“Snow, kind policemen and health centres”
There is no teaching material specifically produced for Islamic religious education in Sweden. This means that teachers of Islamic religious education either produce their own teaching materials or import it from other countries. All teachers of Islamic religious education that are part of this study express frustration of the lack of relevant teaching materials. The quote in the title of this paper shows what one of the teachers misses in the teaching material that she uses, a teaching material that she does not find very relevant for the pupils in the Swedish society. The aim of this paper is to analyse and discuss how three teachers at three Muslim faith schools in Sweden choose and produce their teaching materials. The teachers’ way of choosing and producing teaching materials reflect different ways of relating their education to the situation of Islam in Sweden. It also reflects different ways of relating to the so called “common values” that are expressed in the national curriculum and that all schools that are financed by the state have to live up to.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11080OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11080DiVA: diva2:38848
Presenterat på Religion on the Borders, new challanges in the academic study of Religion, 19-22 april, 20072007-05-222007-05-22