The Life Trajectory of the Finnish Religious Educator

Arniika Kuusisto, Liam Gearon

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Religious education in Finland is currently adapting to new national religious and secular pluralities. In this pedagogically and socio-politically contested space, a distinctive Finnish approach to religious education is emerging which, we argue, reflects tensions between ‘old’ and ‘new’ diversities (Vertovec) in a rapidly changing Finnish society. Mindful of this complexity, and the importance of professional religious educators in determining curricula change and societal transformation, we use a qualitative life history methodology to assess how Finnish religious professionals view and manage such changes in the light of their own life trajectories.
Original languageEnglish
JournalReligion & Education
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)39-53
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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