If we examine most of troubled pasts presented in educational scenarios, two features clearly appear. Most of the historical events have a national character and most of them happend just recently.
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The Downfall?! Can History Teaching Still Be Saved?
“When historical dates are meaningless in history lessons” – this is the headline of a polemic article “Die Welt” has recently published to argue against the new history curriculum in Saxony-Anhalt.
The Dictator’s Slow Return. Porfirio Díaz
July 2, 2015 marked the centennial of the death of dictator Porfirio Díaz, who governed Mexico from 1876 to 1910, when he was overthrown by the Mexican Revolution. Public opinion took advantage of the occasion to debate again his significance in Mexican history. But the historical significance of Porfirio …
“A historically conscious future” – Indigenous perspectives on war remembrance
Whilst war remembrance in New Zealand is dominated by ANZAC and Gallipoli, there is a growing momentum to commemorate the colonial wars of the 19th century between indigenous Māori and the British/colonial forces. This raises questions about how post-colonial nations such as New Zealand address the difficult features of…
Local History Knowledge instead of Regional Folklore
The question about the relevance and applicability of historical knowledge becomes particularly urgent in the context of local history and regional history.
Going beyond “Narratives” vs. “Competencies”: A model of history education
Poor Québec history program! It is going through another round of ministerial revisions. This time, the competency-based approach of the current course of study was deemed “too radical.”
Back to Nationalism. No Future for History?
Currently, throughout Europe, various forms of nationalism are sprouting, as if decades of peaceful European cooperation had never existed. History education is looking on helplessly. Instead of providing students with the ability to orient to a future that is historically undefined…
History Under Dispute: Brazil’s National Curriculum, BNCC
What should Brazilian students learn, about History, at school? Who has the responsibility to decide on it? Brazil, Sept 15: BNCC – the proposal of a novel curriculum causes dispute.