Nationalism, Peace Education, and History Textbook Revision in Scandinavia, 1886-1940
2010 (English)In: Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society, ISSN 2041-6938, Vol. 2, no 2, 63-74 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
History as a school subject has been a thorny issue for advocates of peace education at least since the 1880s. Efforts, including the substitution of cultural history for military history, have been made to ensure that it promote international understanding, not propagate chauvinism. The Norden Associations of Scandinavia, which were involved in textbook revision since 1919, achieved some success by altering contents, but national myths remained central to each country’s historical narrative, making it difficult to give history education its desired international orientation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berghahn Journals/GEI , 2010. Vol. 2, no 2, 63-74 p.
history as a school subject, nationalism, national myth, Norden Associations, peace education, textbook revision
historieämnet, nationalism, nationell myt, föreningen Norden, fredsfostran, läroboksrevision
History Educational Sciences
Research subject didactics of history; history of education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36520DOI: 10.3167/jemms.2010.020205OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-36520DiVA: diva2:354509
ProjectsHistory Beyond Borders: The International History Textbook Revision, 1919–2009