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‘Treat others as you want to be treated’ - Three playschool teachers views on ethics and religious education in Icelandic playschools

Author(s) Dýrfjörð, K.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2006  
Editor A. Ross, Citizenship Education: Europe and the World  
Language English  
Age group -  
Keywords/Abstract
This paper explores how Icelandic playschool-teachers define and practice religious education and ethics in public playschools. Question on playschools’ role in religious education tend to be controversial with staff. Icelandic policy is to base playschool on the and culture of the nation: visions of democracy, strong national identity and Christian ethics. How do Icelandic playschool teachers define and practice religious education and ethics in public playschools in Iceland? What kind of practice do playschool teachers consider to support and promote children’s ethical development? What are their views on a formal relationship with the State church? This paper is based on extended interviews with here playschool teachers. I attempt to use Weber’s ideas on the ideal in this analysis.
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