This article explores how we deal with controversial topics, traumatic pasts, and uncomfortable truths about world history.
Tag Archive for ‘Teacher (LehrerInnen)’
“Silence of Innocents”: Portuguese De-colonization
In Portugal, the restoration or demolition of the landmarks of the ‘Discoveries’ and colonialism has been extensively debated.
Cracking the Canon, Escaping Curriculum
Abstract: In order to survive the tight embrace of content stuffed curricula, teachers need to find ways to serve the discipline of history while meeting the needs and interests of… Read More ›
Daring to Teach the Civil War in Lebanon
Abstract: The national curriculum in Lebanon has remained unchanged since 1997. Not only is the 1975-1990 civil war a highly sensitive historical event, but the national education system has made… Read More ›
Building Skills for Life Through Controversial Events
Abstract: Eleni Zanou from Cyprus presents her motivations for teaching history ‘unconventionally’. She explains that using the one and only textbook entails many risks – such as the lack of… Read More ›
Creating an Arab Lens to Learning World History
Abstract: Jordanian teachers in private schools are in most cases teaching historical content seen as significant by the writers of these international curricula. As a result of this unusual situation,… Read More ›
Agencies of Public History: School Teachers
Teachers from Jordan, Cyprus, Lebanon and Turkey share the risks they took in the pedagogies they pioneered and histories they unveiled.
History Educators in a New Era
This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.