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Tveit, Bodil; Karvinen, Ikali; Damsma-Bakker, Alica; Ylönen, Merja; Oosterhoff-Zielman, Marjanne; Fanuelsen, Olav; van Leeuwen, Réné – Christian Higher Education, 2015
The role of faith-based nursing education is contested in today's Northern European societies, which are often described as postmodern, pluralist, or secular. Although faith-based institutions played pioneering roles in the early development of nursing education, many today downplay their religious roots and have transformed themselves into modern…
Descriptors: Christianity, Nursing Education, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Sharpes, Donald K.; Schou, Lotte R. – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The convergence of Islam and national and cultural identity in Europe, exacerbated by external events like a murder, assassination, riot, embassy bombing or even a satirical cartoon, has the potential for disrupting civic order and eroding movements towards cultural assimilation and national integration. Clearly, fundamentalism in any religion,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Muslims, Islam, Self Concept
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Walseth, Kristin – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
Recent years have seen an increase in scholarly attention to minority pupils and their experience of physical education (PE). UK research identifies specific challenges related to Muslim pupils' participation in PE. In Norway, little research has been undertaken on Muslim pupils' experiences in PE, something this paper hopes to redress in part. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors
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Vestøl, Jon Magne – Religious Education, 2016
Drawing on perspectives from sociocultural theory, this article investigates how Christian denominations are represented in Norwegian textbooks of religious education and by young believers. The main finding is that textbooks and young adherents present religion in substantially different ways. While textbooks relate religion to global and…
Descriptors: Christianity, Textbooks, Religious Education, Foreign Countries