Is education the “religion” of our secular society?
Essay. Education has taken on ‘religious’ features in the secular Nordic societies, argues Professor Geir Skeie. The reasons to this lie in the region's protestant tradition.
Geir Skeie is Professor at Stockholm University and University of Stavanger. His research has focused mainly on religion and education with both empirical and theoretical contributions. He has a particular interest in the challenges and possibilities for religious education raised by diversity of religion and belief and by the socio-cultural context it is placed in. In recent years, he has also written about the relationship between religious education and other school subjects. He has had a leading role in several national and international research projects investigating religion and education. Contact: email@example.com
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