Is There a Potential for Norway to Learn from the Ethics Education in the Educational System of India?
Nyckelord:ETHICS EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION, COMPARATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, NATIONAL INTEGRITY, RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, CURRICULUM INQUIRY, EDUCATION FOR PEACE
The aim of this article is to contribute to the on-going debate about how the Norwegian educational system can meet increasing diversity in schools. The focus here is to investigate ethics education in the Indian educational system and thereafter discuss to what extent Norway can learn from India. The background study in India was carried out to clarify the justification for, content of and pedagogy for ethics education and draws attention to the intended as well as the implemented sector of education. The following discussion highlights the main findings from the background study and relates these findings both to the current discussion in Norway and to international research in the field. The article concludes that Norway would do well to consider what can be learned from the Indian approach to ethics education in order to meet the challenges of the increasing diversity in the Norwegian schools.