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Barns religionsfrihet i förskolan: En kvalitativ intervjustudie
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Many opinions are divided on what religious freedom should protect and the area is unexploredin preschool. Is it the parents, the child or preschool teacher right? The aim of the studywas to investigate Maria klasson Sundin´s concept and theoretical models of religious freedomfor children through three Swedish preschool settings and also how three teachers interpretsand expresses children's freedom of religion. Through a qualitative interview study theaim was to investigate how the concepts of religion, autonomy and freedom is interpreted andexpressed by the teachers so a picture through this three concepts can categorise the teachersin a model; freedom of thought, tradition and life interpretation model so a broader picturecan be made to understand how the children's freedom of religion is expressed in the preschoolsetting and how the teachers work. The Result showed through the analysis that themodels fail to categorise the teachers in any theoretical model but on the other hand the understandingof preschool teacher’s expression and interpretation of the concept of religion,autonomy and freedom showed both diversity and lack of knowledge on the subject mattersreligious freedom which fall within the child rights issues. Furthermore the analysis showsthat children in preschool lack religious freedom, it can be interpreted rather in terms of afreedom of parents and preschool teachers. Further research is needed in the area of children'srights and religious freedom for preschool children and their teachers in (e.g.) investigate differenceof public municipal and private preschools, religious, and non-religious.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier, 2014ht01264
Keyword [en]
Religious freedom, preschool children, teacher, freedom of thought, tradition and life interpretation model
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Social Sciences Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238268OAI: diva2:770694
Subject / course
Educational Sciences
Educational program
Pre-school Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2014-12-12 Created: 2014-12-11 Last updated: 2014-12-12Bibliographically approved

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