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Problemet religion: – En innehållsanalys av läroböckers framställning av religion i ämnet samhällskunskap för gymnasieskolan
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, History of Religions.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay was to investigate how religious topics and events are presented in five coursebooks in social studies. To do this the following questions were answered: In which context do discussions about religion take place? Are religions brought up in different contexts? To which extent do discussions about religion occur? The method consisted of a both quantitative and qualitative content analysis. The results of this essay showed that discussion regarding religion in social studies coursebooks mainly focuses on wars, conflicts, terrorism and to some degree the human rights. Islam was the religion that occurred most frequently in the coursebooks. Furthermore, the effects of the results on Swedish students’ understanding of religion were discussed with the help of Fairclough’s theory on critical discourse analysis. One of the most important conclusions was that the coursebooks give the impression that religion in general and Islam in particular is a threat against democracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 42 p.
Keyword [sv]
Religion, Samhällskunskap, Läroböcker, Läromedelsgranskning, Innehållsanalys, Fairclough
National Category
History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-254495OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-254495DiVA: diva2:818464
Subject / course
History of Religion and Social Sciences of Religion
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2015-06-11 Created: 2015-06-08 Last updated: 2015-06-11Bibliographically approved

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