Cristin-resultat-ID: 2036806
Sist endret: 1. juli 2022, 21:00
Vitenskapelig foredrag

Education about christianity as a controversial topic for christians

  • Christian Lomsdalen


Navn på arrangementet: EASR 2022
Sted: University College Cork
Dato fra: 27. juni 2022
Dato til: 1. juli 2022


Arrangørnavn: European Association for the Study of Religions

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Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2022

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Education about christianity as a controversial topic for christians


In this paper I explore how different perspectives on Christianity and teachings on Christianity by parents who identify as Christians can make us view Christianity as a controversial topic in religious education. This will be done through the lens of the Norwegian scheme for exemptions on grounds of religion, philosophical views, and/or world view in basic education in Norway. In the Norwegian case the right to be exempted is a juridical attempt to reconcile the Norwegian comprehensive school system with Norway human rights commitments and mandatory religious education. The right of exemption applies to the entire spectrum of activities in school, but the pupils cannot be exempted from the knowledge objectives in the curricula ("Opplæringslova," 1998). The paper will draw upon two different cases in Lomsdalen (2019) to explore how Christianity in itself or as a topic can be a controversial topic for parents that themselves identify as Christian. The data for this exploration comes from complaints about the right to be exempted that has been filed to the Norwegian county governors by parents and students in the period 2005 to 2018. To accomplish this I will draw upon former and current research into the Norwegian scheme (Lippe, 2017, 2018; Lomsdalen, 2019, 2021a, 2021b), my ongoing research into the Norwegian scheme, and on perspectives on the teaching of controversial topics and what might be considered controversial in education (Hand, 2007, 2008; Lippe, 2021; Sætra, 2019, 2021).


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Christian Lomsdalen

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religion ved Universitetet i Bergen
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