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Funded Research in Relation to Curriculum Development—Tendencies in Religious Education in Sweden 2001–2019

Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies, University of Gothenburg, Box 300, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Received: 1 September 2020 / Revised: 27 September 2020 / Accepted: 30 September 2020 / Published: 12 October 2020
In 2001, the Swedish Research Council (VR) set up a new section to expand educational research. The section has now existed for almost 20 years without receiving much attention within research. During the same period, the demands on teachers to base their teaching on research have increased, e.g., through the revised Education Act, which can be understood as presupposing available relevant research and a research-based curriculum. In this article, the focus of funded research projects relevant to religious education (RE) during these years is explored. The resulting patterns are discussed against the background of published RE research and put in relation to a study of curriculum changes in Sweden during the same period. The overall aim of this paper is to discuss the relationship between RE research and RE curricula in Sweden. The study is conducted through content analyses of project applications and reports to VR, and of curricula. The research interest of the projects concerning ‘religion’ and ‘ethics’ are presented, and their possible contribution to curriculum development is also outlined. The absence of obvious research influence on current curriculum development suggests further research on this topic is required, since the legitimacy of the curriculum can be understood to be dependent on its being based on research. View Full-Text
Keywords: religious education; research; curriculum religious education; research; curriculum
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Osbeck, C.; Franck, O. Funded Research in Relation to Curriculum Development—Tendencies in Religious Education in Sweden 2001–2019. Religions 2020, 11, 521. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rel11100521

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Osbeck C, Franck O. Funded Research in Relation to Curriculum Development—Tendencies in Religious Education in Sweden 2001–2019. Religions. 2020; 11(10):521. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rel11100521

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Osbeck, Christina, and Olof Franck. 2020. "Funded Research in Relation to Curriculum Development—Tendencies in Religious Education in Sweden 2001–2019" Religions 11, no. 10: 521. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rel11100521

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