Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History: National and International Perspectives

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Peter N. Stearns, Peter C. Seixas, Samuel S. Wineburg
NYU Press, 2000 - Education - 482 pages
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The Islamic world--defined as those regions in which Islam is the dominant or single most important religion--covers territories as far apart as Morocco and Indonesia, Somalia, and Bosnia and includes an extraordinary range of societies and cultures. In A Modern History of the Islamic World, eminent scholar Reinhard Schulze charts the history of these societies in the twentieth century, revealing what they have in common as well as their equally profound differences.

Rather than stringing together individual studies of different countries, the book is structured chronologically, tracing political change in the context of culture and society. Schulze opens with a survey of the impact of colonialism and its attendant modernizing effects on the Islamic world. He then moves on to examine the rise of bourgeois nationalism in the 1920s and 1930s, the era of independence movements, the relationship between Islamic cultures and the "republican" political culture of the Third World, the reassertion of Islamic ideologies in the 1970s and 1980s and, finally, the issues surrounding the relationship between Islamic culture and civil society that dominated debate in the 1990s.

A Modern History of the Islamic World provides a clear overview of the ways in which twentieth century modernism affected the societies of the Islamic world and how modernism was developed from an Islamic perspective.

  

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Contents

Current Issues in History Education
15
Is It Possible to Teach Beliefs as Well as Knowledge
38
Teaching and Learning History in Canada
51
Dilemmas and Delights of Learning History
63
The Currency of Narrative
83
The Convergence Paradigm in Studying Early
102
Constructing World History in the Classroom
121
Changes Needed to Advance Good
141
Lessons on Teaching and Learning in History from
223
Teachers and Adolescents
284
Making Historical Sense
306
Models for Teaching
327
The Interdisciplinary
353
A Case Study of Developing Historical Understanding
375
Beyond the Past and into
390
A Tool
437

History Teaching Methods Course
156
Whats This New Crap? Whats Wrong with
178
part in Research on Teaching and Learning
195
Postlogue
471
Contributors
477
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Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia, Peter Seixas has published numerous articles on social studies curriculum, historical understanding, and school-university collaboration.Professor of Educational Psychology and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Washington, Sam Wineburg is author of the forthcoming Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts.

Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of British Columbia, Peter Seixas has published numerous articles on social studies curriculum, historical understanding, and school-university collaboration.Professor of Educational Psychology and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Washington, Sam Wineburg is author of the forthcoming Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts.

Professor of Educational Psychology and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Washington, Sam Wineburg is author of the forthcoming Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts.

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