Religionsundervisning i en afrikansk kontext : en jämförelse av tre olika skolor i Accra, Ghana

by Herko, Joel

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this study was to examine how religion as a subject in school is taught in three different schools in the capitol of Ghana, Accra. The schools have different religious profiles; Muslim, Christian and non-confessional. The aim is to present a view on the subject of religion that is taught in these different schools, what separates them and what is common to them.The result was slightly surprising, because all the schools seemed more similar than different. That is not what you could expect from the beginning, but it has its reasons. In Ghana there is and always has been a strong freedom of worship, and they have never suffered from problems with religious disputes in modern times. Certainly that is because of the education that is given in the schools. Every student is taught about the three main religions in Ghana, and they learn about them in detail. The main difference between the three schools is that the Christian school has its own subject (Christian Religious Studies), and that the Muslim school has mandatory teaching in Arabic and Islam. Besides that, the similarities are much more visible than the differences. Much of that is because of the economic situation in the country, there are no options, and therefore the education is similar in most of the schools.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:06/18/2008

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