Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Ges plats för genusmedvetenhet i religionskunskapen?: En kvalitativ granskning av läromedel och intervjuer gällande undervisning för gymnasiet
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
2020 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Is there Room for Gender Awareness in Religious Education? : A Qualitative Examination of Teaching Materials and Interviews Regarding Education in Upper Secondary School (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay examines gender awareness in teaching materials for the Swedish upper secondary school’s religious education. The focus is on investigating a source material consisting of three different textbooks in religious education, and three teacher interviews. This source material thus forms the basis of the qualitative review completed in this essay.

The purpose of this study is to use teaching material analysis and teacher interviews to conduct a gender theoretical discussion of religious education in upper secondary school into the field of textbook work. To do this, I use a gender theoretical point of view where the textbooks are examined in relation to Edwertz and Lundströms ”Gender staircase”. This means that the text content is placed in the staircase depending on how gender aware the content is. The research questions that are aimed to be answered refer to the representation of gender in text and images in the textbooks, how the textbooks can be interpreted on the basis of the ”Gender staircase”, how teachers work with gender awareness in the education situations, and what didactic assessments that can be made of the students’ own work with the textbooks.

Previous research on teaching materials used in religious education show that gender aspects are included in most textbooks, but in isolated sections and not wholly integrated in the text. Research also shows that texts are usually neutral, but men tend to be over-represented and descriptive text is male. Research also shows that texts are usually neutral, but men are overrepresented and the human tend to be described as male. Previous teaching materials research focusing on religious education shows a picture of Islam as a violent religion that advocates women’s oppression. But research has also shown that newer textbooks have been developed and now provide a multifaceted picture of Islam.

The results of this essay conclude that all the books analysed addressed gender in some way, and  that there is some overrepresentation of men and boys in text and image. The result also shows that all textbooks are placed on step (0) gender neutral, but that they also show tendencies for both lower and higher steps. Furthermore, the teacher interviews shows that teachers like to work spontaneously with questions about gender, but that they also use special tasks as a way to integrate gender. Finally, teachers note that girls raise issues of gender on their own to a greater extent than boys, but teachers may also often lead students to such reflections. All teachers agree that the textbook content unknowingly affects students regarding the image of the woman as a significant religious being.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2020. , p. 49
Keywords [en]
Gender, Gender studies, Teaching materials analysis, Didactics, Teacher interview, Religious education
Keywords [sv]
Genus, Genusstudier, Läromedelsanalys, Didaktik, Lärarintervju, Religionskunskap
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-76659OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-76659DiVA, id: diva2:1391543
Subject / course
Religious Studies and Theology
Educational program
Secondary Education Programme: Upper Secondary Education Programme: Religion (300 ECTS credits)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-04 Last updated: 2020-02-27Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Ges plats för genusmedvetenhet i religionskunskapen?(847 kB)26 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 847 kBChecksum SHA-512
6d863f06dc78f82ec10845cc6287d94cacf2e92b58cf0de4bba43cf6e3cd33d51da5d3765f4b40abba02229f20e034ee7203153d5be9cd64fe839f40b6f26ffd
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013)
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 26 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 71 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf