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Det globala klassrummet: Ett litteraturstudium om den dubbla identitetens betydelse i kulturmötet i en skolkontext
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sustainable development
Sustainable development according to the University's criteria is not relevant for the essay/thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to describe and discuss guidelines for the work of teachers in the multicultural classroom. The survey is based on what various experts stresses as fundamental in the work of teachers in the multicultural classroom. This includes the concepts of identity, especially the dual identity, culture, religion and language. Also the school as institutional practice, values and the school subject of religious studies. The method used in the study is based on a qualitative approach as a literature study. The study results show that a good integration is crucial for people with the dual identity. By coexistence people can maintain their roots and the new which provides a dual perspective. With the dual identity can the cultures that come together create a strong solidarity and completeness. People can if it retains both its roots and the new be whole, as the dual identity is about that the two identities are not mutually exclusive, but they are mutually overlaping and are valid simultaneously.  Through integration, and to retain their two identities prevents that humans encounter negative identity developments.

The study result also show the importance of intercultural competence in schools.Teachers in religious studies can by having a good intercultural competence and knowledge of the subject show different perspectives and create a greater understanding of the similarities and differences which the dual identity is all about. To see from different perspectives, change patterns and avoid an “we and them” splitting is important. Teaching is integration if it is done properly and on the basis of elaborate lessons and approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 46 p.
Keyword [en]
intercultural education, multicultural classroom, identity, the dual identity, culture, religion, language, curriculum, religious studies, integration
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Religious Studies Didactics
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21790OAI: diva2:940328
Subject / course
Religious studies education
Educational program
Upper Secondary Teacher Education Programme
Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2016-06-29Bibliographically approved

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