History in the Shadow of the Canon?

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dc.contributor.author Lozic, Vanja
dc.contributor.editor Van Gorp, Angelo
dc.contributor.editor Depaepe, Marc
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-11T14:36:11Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-11T14:36:11Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/6998
dc.description.abstract It is for the most part uncontroversial to invoke the opinion that the main task of education is to develop knowledge. But the question that has become more relevant in today’s multicultural societies is: what according to high school pupils is regarded as relevant historical knowledge, as well as how the youngsters that are brought up in “multicultural” Sweden perceive the content of history books as well as the method of teaching. The paper is based on the interviews with around 20 high school pupils. The main focus of my paper is to present young pupils’ views on textbooks/history-education, the subject’s assumed Euro-centricity, and finally general lack of perspectives (e.g. gender, class, and ethnicity) in history-education at the high school level. By pointing out at the lack of pluralistic perspective as well as “linear”, ethnocentric, and male orientated interpretation of the past I will try to show that the authors of the textbooks and history teachers are imposing symbolic violence on some groups and individuals within the classroom environment. According to the preliminary results one can talk about the existence of a historical canon that is highly connected to a narrow definition of history. Thereby the focal point of this presentation is to show what and whom is included and therefore even excluded from the historical metanarrative. en
dc.format.extent 12
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Verlag Julius Klinkhardt en
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en
dc.title History in the Shadow of the Canon? en
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. School of Teacher Education en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Society, culture and identity (SKI) en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects::History subjects::History en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education::Subject didactics en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Auf der Suche nach der wahren Art vochulbuchforschung, 7n Textbüchern en
dc.format.ePage 238
dc.format.sPage 227
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