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Schools Facing Public History

The public uses of history compete with school teaching from a position of strength, and therefore they must become part of school history curricula in order to give pupils the tools to critically evaluate them.

Political Aberrations

When the politician Roman Haider of the party FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria) caused the interruption of a lecture about political extremism in an Austrian school in spring 2017, a heated debate erupted over the place of politics in school education. The controversy raises important questions over the aims and principles of civic education.

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