History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

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Charis Psaltis, Mario Carretero, Sabina Čehajić-Clancy
Springer International Publishing, Sep 6, 2017 - Education - 384 pages

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established and young researchers and academics, from the fields of psychology, education, and history, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes, and reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of transition in and out of cold war in Eastern Europe and the post-conflict settings of Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine and Cyprus. It is also exploring the pedagogical classroom practices of history teaching and a critical comparison of various possible approaches taken in educational praxis. The book will make compelling reading for students and researchers of education, history, sociology, peace and conflict studies and psychology.

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About the author (2017)

Charis Psaltis is an associate professor in the department of Psychology at the University of Cyprus.

Mario Carretero is a professor in the department of Psychology at Universidad Autonoma Madrid, Spain.

Sabina Čehajić-Clancy is an associate professor in the department of Political Science and International Relations at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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