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Rosenquist, Joachim
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Rosenquist, J. (2011). Barns rätt att utveckla autonomi. In: Tomas Englund (Ed.), Utbildning som medborgerlig rättighet: föräldrarätt eller barns rätt eller … ? (pp. 289-313). Göteborg: Daidalos
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2011 (Swedish)In: Utbildning som medborgerlig rättighet: föräldrarätt eller barns rätt eller … ? / [ed] Tomas Englund, Göteborg: Daidalos , 2011, p. 289-313Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2011
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-20280 (URN)978-91-7173-340-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Utbildning som medborgerlig rättighet. Föräldrarätt eller barns rätt eller … ?
Available from: 2011-11-02 Created: 2011-11-02 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Rosenquist, J. (2011). Pluralism and unity in education: on education for democratic citizenship and personal autonomy in a pluralist society. (Doctoral dissertation). Örebro: Örebro universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pluralism and unity in education: on education for democratic citizenship and personal autonomy in a pluralist society
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The overarching theme of this thesis concerns the possibility of balancing the values of unity and pluralism in education in developed nation states characterized by an increasing pluralism when it comes to the beliefs and values of its citizens. The author suggests that democracy has a normative basis in the principle of reciprocity which can be supported in an overlapping consensus by reasonable persons who differ in their moral, religious and philosophical beliefs. It is argued that this basis mandates a deliberative kind of democracy and that certain implications follow for how to understand the relation between democracy and individual rights, between democracy and religious belief and speech, and between rationality and deliberation, among other things. The author proceeds to discuss three educational issues in relation to the principle of reciprocity and its implications: 1. The legitimacy and content of a mandatory citizenship education, 2. Children’s rights to develop personal autonomy, 3. The opportunity for parents and children to choose which school children attend. These issues are important in relation to the question of how to balance unity and pluralism in education in that they concern the promotion of certain common beliefs, values and dispositions among citizens or the creation of a system of choice between schools with different profiles. The purpose of the discussion is to construct a theoretical position which balances the values of unity and pluralism in education, by giving diversity its due (contra communitarianism) while upholding a measure of unity (contra libertarianism and radical multiculturalism) which is located in the democratic and autonomy- promoting purposes of education rather than (exclusively) in its economic/vocational purposes (contra neo-liberalism). The discussions make use of political philosophy, educational philosophy and empirical research carried out by other researchers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2011. p. 201
Series
Örebro Studies in Education, ISSN 1404-9570 ; 30
Keywords
pluralism, democratic education, citizenship education, children's rights, autonomy-promotion, school choice, deliberative democracy, political philosophy, educational philosophy
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-15487 (URN)978-91-7668-809-0 (ISBN)
Public defence
2011-09-20, Hörsal 2, Prismahuset, Örebro universitet, Örebro, 13:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2011-05-05 Created: 2011-05-05 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Rosenquist, J. (2008). Educating citizens for mutual respect or 'mere' tolerance?. Paper presented at The NERA-congress in Copenhagen, Denmark March 6-8, 2008 (Network: Philosophy of education).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educating citizens for mutual respect or 'mere' tolerance?
2008 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
democratic education, citizenship education, tolerance, recognition
National Category
Philosophy Pedagogy Humanities Social Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-5289 (URN)
Conference
The NERA-congress in Copenhagen, Denmark March 6-8, 2008 (Network: Philosophy of education)
Available from: 2009-02-03 Created: 2009-02-03 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Rosenquist, J. (2007). Do children have the right to an open future?. Paper presented at Education as a citizenship right – parental rights, children’s rights or..., ECER, Ghent, Belgium, September 2007.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do children have the right to an open future?
2007 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
children's rights, parental rights, autonomy
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-5288 (URN)
Conference
Education as a citizenship right – parental rights, children’s rights or..., ECER, Ghent, Belgium, September 2007
Projects
Utbildning som medborgerlig rättighet
Available from: 2009-02-03 Created: 2009-02-03 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved
Rosenquist, J. (2007). Politisk liberalism och skolans religionsundervisning. Utbildning och Demokrati, 16(1), 73-94
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politisk liberalism och skolans religionsundervisning
2007 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, E-ISSN 2001-7316, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 73-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on John Rawls’ later theory of political liberalism, this article critically analyses what religious education could mean in times of increasing societal pluralism and a worldwide revival of religion. Important elements of political liberalism – such as the notions of reasonable persons and public reason – are elaborated on and related to religious individuals and perspectives. It is argued that political liberalism supports mandatory religious education, but of a certain kind. Schools have an obligation to provide students with knowledge about religions, and to foster a spirit of tolerance and respect for the demands of public reason. But they cannot legitimately give students the impression that all religions are equally true or false. This makes for a problematic situation: how is it possible to teach students about religion without crossing the line and teaching religious relativism? If it is not possible, then political liberalism seems to be more controversial than Rawls would admit.

Keywords
John Rawls, political liberalism, religious education, cultural pluralism, Jürgen Habermas
National Category
Religious Studies Pedagogy Humanities Religious Studies
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-3703 (URN)
Available from: 2008-12-17 Created: 2008-12-17 Last updated: 2017-12-14Bibliographically approved
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