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De ska vara objektiva: En kvalitativ studie om elevers förväntningar på religionskunskapslärare gällande deras livsåskådning och religionsundervisning
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
They should be objective : A qualitative study of students' expectations of their teachers in religious studies regarding worldview and the teaching of religion (English)
Abstract [en]

In this study emphasis was on pupils’ expectations regarding beliefs and conceptions of life among teachers within the school subject of religion. Additionally this study also concentrated on the consequences of teachers’ beliefs on their legitimacy and teaching. The study’s method was qualitative including semi-structured interviews in two separate schools. These interviews consisted of six pupils in the third grade of upper secondary education. The pupils were all aged 18 and selected mainly through a convenience sample. In this study the applied theory derived from four theoretical concepts legitimacy, discourse, stigma and secularization. These theoretical concepts were linked to create a theoretical model. This model was applied in analyzing the material from the interviews. The results showed that the majority of the pupils had expectations on teachers in the subject religion, regarding their beliefs. This meant that if a teacher had a religious belief this was regarded as a deviation from the norms that surrounded the pupils. Pupils were of the opinion that the teacher should keep his beliefs private in his class. The majority of pupils expected the teacher in the subject religion to be objective and neutral. If the teacher should fail to comply with the pupils’ expectations, it would have a negative effect concerning his legitimacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 44 p.
Keyword [sv]
Livsåskådning, objektivitet, icke-konfessionell undervisning, förväntningar, lärare, sekularisering
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Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38826OAI: diva2:775844
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Religious Studies
Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Available from: 2015-01-13 Created: 2015-01-05 Last updated: 2015-01-13Bibliographically approved

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