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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In the age of Trump we must refocus if we are teaching democratic principles in our classes. As teacher educators, we must make sure that students understand these ideas so they are prepared to teach them.
In the European Union, contemporary political debates are heavily influenced by history and memory issues. European citizens have multi-layered identities.
Since the very beginning, politics has played a significant role in the development of Polish sport. This article focuses on the role of politics in shaping the world view of Polish football fans.
Public historians and history educators both aim at “reaching the world outside the academy”. They face some common dilemmas, part. in Holocaust education. The…
This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.
The growing prevalence of “Fake News” necessitates enhanced tools of detection and evaluation to handle it, while “Alternative Facts” place…
If populist politicians celebrate the “voice of the people” in defence of often xenophobic nativist agendas, we need to revisit what the “public” in “public history” means. Let’s unpick our terms.