Views of Omani post-basic education students about religious and cultural tolerance

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The study aims to investigate the views of Omani post-basic education students (Grades 10–12) about religious and cultural tolerance. The sample consisted of 1390 male and female students in grades 10, 11 and 12, from four of Oman’s seven regions. A questionnaire was used to gather data, which consisted of 27 items divided into five domains. The results showed that students place a strong emphasis on the importance of religious and cultural tolerance, both within Oman society and worldwide. They are also not in favour of any type of aggression, religious and cultural symbols or the fuelling of disagreements between religions or cultures. The results also indicated that female students are more strongly concerned with tolerance than males, grade 12 students more concerned than those in grades 10 and 11, and students from Muscat more concerned than those in other less urban areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalCambridge Journal of Education
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 6 2017

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Keywords

  • Oman
  • post-basic education
  • Religious and cultural tolerance
  • students

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