Significant or Insignificant Absence? Religion and Violence in RE Textbooks for Norwegian Teacher Education
Bengt-Ove Andreassen [+]
University of Tromsø
The chapter analyses textbooks in RE designed for Norwegian teacher education. An analysis of twenty seven books shows that topics concerning religion and violence, conflict and extremism are rarely mentioned in these books. The main picture is thus that future RE teachers to a very little extent are introduced to issues that relates religion to violence, conflict or extremism. Based on this finding the chapter offers a principle discussion on the absence of related issues in RE in Norwegian teacher education.