Education and Research
Drives for religious education to be quarantined in Finnish schools
Monday, 25 June 2012
Religion Hours in primary schools in Finland are poised to be can be
reduced after 2016, a report in Finnish media hold. The lower number of
religion classes are part of the new distribution of lesson hours in
the same vain many student teachers believe that school religious
education could be dropped all together. Of the nearly 40 student
teachers who responded to a survey by the Finnish broadcaster, Yle,
most emphasize religious instruction to be quarantined.
Student teachers hope instead for more interactive teaching that
reinforces social skills as well as many teacher candidates also want
to blur the boundaries between different disciplines and increasingly
build education on current topics.
Media reports hold that religious education would be reduced by 1-2
hours per week per term. Today it has 11 hours per week per term for
religion or ethics in elementary school.
By contrast, physical education, history and civics should have more hours per week an academic year.
The government is working a review of the new distribution of lesson hours scheduled to be treated by Thursday.
By Scancomark.se Team
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