Contemporary Public Debates Over History Education

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IAP, 2010 - Education - 248 pages
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A volume in International Review of History Education Series Editors Peter Lee, Rosalyn Ashby, Stuart Foster The 6th book of the International Review of History Education Series, Contemporary public debates over history education, presents public debates on history education as they appear in 14 different areas of the world, in Asia, Europe, North and South America. In alphabetical order: in Brazil, by Maria Auxiliadora Schmidt and Tania Braga Garcia, in Canada, by Peter Seixas, in England, by Rosalyn Ashby and Christopher Edwards, in Greece, by Irene Nakou and Eleni Apostolidou, in Israel, by Eyal Naveh, in Japan and South Korea, by Yonghee Suh and Makito Yurita, in Northern Ireland, by Alan McCully, in Portugal, by Isabel Barca, in Quebec (Canada), by Jean-Francois Cardin, in Singapore, by Suhaimi Afandi and Mark Baildon, in Spain, by Lis Cercadillo, in Turkey, by Dursun Dilek and Gulcin (Yapici) Dilek, and in the United States, by Peter Stearns. By illuminating common trends, national peculiarities and differences, this collective book further enriches our knowledge about crucial issues concerning public perspectives over history education in diverse parts of the world. It opens new questions and issues to be further investigated by all who are interested in this field, in terms of its historical, educational, global, national, ethnic, cultural, social and political dimensions in the current transitional and multicultural environment. This international dialogue therefore addresses historians, history education researchers, university professors, school teachers, policy makers, publishers, parents and all those who insist that history education is very important, especially if it enables young people to orientate in the present and the future in historical terms."
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Modest Proposal for Change in Canadian History
11
Rellections
27
The United States
47
MODERATE DEBATES OVER
61
Contradictory Signs in Portuguese Politics
81
Essentialism
97
PASSIONATE DEBATES OVER THE NATIONAL
113
Public Uproar Over the History Curriculum and Textbooks
133
What Role for History Teaching in the Transitional Justice
169
Does History Teaching Contribute to Showing Respect
203
History Education in Singapore
223
About the Authors
243
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