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International Perspectives on Teaching Rival Histories: Pedagogical Responses to Contested Narratives and the History Wars
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. (History and Education)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4500-5502
University of Technology Sydney.
Högskolan Dalarna.
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Contested narratives and disputed histories have long been an important issue in history teaching all over the world, and has been described as “history” or “culture wars.” In this book, authors from different parts of the world ponder the question “what can teachers do (and what are they doing) when there are conflicting narratives of the same past in circulation?” The volume presents a survey of approaches to dealing with rival histories in the classroom and it puts an epistemological issue at the center of discussion: what does it mean for the epistemology of history to teach more than one narrative? Divided into three sections that deal with historical cultures, multicultural societies and multiperspectivity, the chapters of the book showcase that how to deal with rival histories is very much contextually dependent. Diverse teaching traditions and societal debates makes for different contexts where the ability for teachers to engage in the teaching of rival narratives are very different.

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 1. , 292 p.
Keyword [en]
School, teaching, textbooks, history, controversy, students
National Category
History Educational Sciences
Research subject
history of education; didactics of history
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131917DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-55432-1ISBN: 978-1-137-55431-4 (print)ISBN: 978-1-137-55432-1 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-131917DiVA: diva2:1087427
Available from: 2017-04-07 Created: 2017-04-07 Last updated: 2017-04-07

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