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  • 1.
    Aldrin, Viktor
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. Högskolan i Halmstad.
    Skolavslutningar i kyrkan och spelet om religion i svensk skola2018Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A highly debated subject in contemporary Sweden is the practice of end of term ceremonies being held in church buildings. The debate began in the 1990s but the practice as such can be traced back at least to the late eighteenth century. Critique of the ceremonies at a national level was probably initiated by a local prohibition in 1996 at Uddevala municipality – a decision intended to favour plurality (at first out of respect for secular Humanists, but later reinterpreted as out of respect for Muslims).

    This study was aimed at not only exploring the practice of end of term ceremonies held in churches, but also to investigate negotiations and re-negotiations of the role of religion in the Swedish compulsory school (Swedish: Grundskola) apart from the school subject of Religious Education, from the 1990s to 2016.

    A multitude of sources have been used for the study such as databases, minutes, policy documents, media debates, legislation (both political and ecclesiastical), guidelines and curricula. Previous research on the subject is almost non-existent, except for a number of studies regarding the shifting role of the Church of Sweden from state church to semi-independent church in the year 2000. The study is thereby intended not only as a contribution of facts concerning these ceremonies, but also as an interpretation of the facts presented.

    The results show a complex and vast practice of school ceremonies held in churches beyond the acceptance or prohibition of a particular ceremony. Conflicting facts, laws and policies are made visible and implicit diverse understandings emerge regarding the role of religion in society in general and in schools in particular. Hence, the study should not be seen as taking a position on either side of the debate about prohibition of the practice, but as an exploration of different standpoints regarding the role of the Church of Sweden in contemporary Sweden’s compulsory schools. An emerging aspect is the key function of schools in enabling pupils to understand the role of religion in society and what it means to live in a global community. End of term ceremonies held in churches are viewed as a game board where debates are set in motion and where different ideals clash, are negotiated and re-negotiated. Key features in these discussions concern the use of confessional ecclesiastical space in obligatory non-confessional education; church buildings as places of education; clerical roles when leading end of term ceremonies; pupils’ compulsory presence; religious symbols in education; attendance at religious activities; and hymns as possible means of discrimination.

    As far as the interpretation of the issues that have emerged in the study is concerned, three claims can be made.  Firstly, end of term ceremonies held in churches have fluctuated in number during the examined period of time; secondly, there is competition between the Swedish state’s school agencies and the Church of Sweden regarding the importance of religion for children; and thirdly, the concept of religion is interpreted in secular terms by the Swedish state’s school agencies, in conflict with the Church of Sweden’s religious understanding of the concept.

  • 2.
    Beach, Dennis
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Structural Injustices in Swedish Education: Academic Selection and Educational Inequalities2018Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While Sweden is often viewed as a benchmark for equality within education, this book examines this assumption in greater depth. The author argues that Sweden’s education system – even prior to the global spread of neoliberalism in education, meta-policies and privatization – was never particularly equal. Instead, what became apparent was a system that offered advantages to the upper social classes under a sheen of meritocracy and tolerable inequalities. Combining ethnographic and meta-ethnographic methodologies and analyses, the author examines the phenomenon of structural injustice in the Swedish education system both vertically and diachronically across a period of intensive transformation and reform. This revealing volume offers a mode of engagement that will be of value and interest to researchers and students of injustices within education, as well as policy makers and practitioners.

  • 3.
    Beach, Dennis
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Structural Injustices in Swedish Education: Academic Selection and Educational Inequalities2018Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this book is to explore aspects of education justice and equity in relation to an educational system that is generally considered fairer and more equitable than most others: that of Sweden. There are seriously good reasons for undertaking this project. The education system in Sweden does seem to be ostensibly open and inclusive (Gudmundsson 2013) with upwards of 85% of all child cohorts between the ages of 3 and 19 being included for 6 hours or more each weekday in some form of organised institutional education or day-care, regardless of their social class, gender or racial or ethnic heritage or any possible physical or mental disabilities. And as has been suggested by the OECD in relation to its education justice barometer, this is perhaps internationally remarkable. However, perhaps equally remarkable is the lack of impact the investments have had in terms of the creation of greater levels of class consciousness and significantly reduced gender disparities, racial and ethnic equality or social and material distributions of power in society at large.

  • 4.
    Björkdahl Ordell, Susanne
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Textil som pedagogiskt redskap: för lärande i förskolan, förskoleklass och skolans tidiga år2018 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Cronqvist, Marita
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Etiskt ledarskap: Didaktik i förskola och skola2018 (ed. 1:1)Book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Ekebergh, Margaretha
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Att lära sig vårda - med hjälp av reflexion och handledning2018 (ed. 2:1)Book (Other academic)
  • 7. Hansson, Joacim
    et al.
    Hedemark, Åse
    Kjellman, Ulrika
    Lindberg, Jenny
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Nolin, Jan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Sundin, Olof
    Wisselgren, Per
    Profession, Utbildning, Forskning: Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap för en stärkt bibliotekarieprofession2018Book (Other academic)
  • 8. Hansson, Joacim
    et al.
    Hedemark, Åse
    Kjellman, Ulrika
    Lindberg, Jenny
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Nolin, Jan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Sundin, Olof
    Wisselgren, Per
    Profession, Utbildning, Forskning: Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap för en stärkt bibliotekarieprofession2018Book (Other academic)
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