Teaching The Violent Past : History Education And Reconciliation
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Cole, Elizabeth A., Carnegie Council on Ethics & International Affairs.
"During an armed conflict or period of gross human rights violations, the first priority is a cessation of violence. For the cease-fire to be more than a lull in hostilities and atrocities, however, it must be accompanied by a plan for political transition and social reconstruction. Essential to this long-term reconciliation process is education reform that teaches future generations information repressed under dictatorial regimes and offers new representations of former enemies. In Teaching the Violent Past, Cole has gathered nine case studies exploring the use of history education to promote tolerance, inclusiveness, and critical thinking in nations around the world."

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9780742551428; 0742551423; 9780742551435; 0742551431
Introduction: reconciliation and history education / Elizabeth A. Cole -- As generations pass: the challenges of long-term reconciliation in history textbooks -- The trajectory of reconciliation through history education in postunification Germany / Julian Dierkes -- Advancing or obstructing reconciliation? Changes in history education and disputes over history textbooks in Japan / Takashi Yoshida -- Representations of aboriginal people in English Canadian history textbooks: toward reconcilation / Penney Clark -- Reconciliation in process -- History teaching and reconciliation in Northern Ireland / Alison Kitson -- The Spanish civil war and Franco dictatorship: the challenges of representing a conflictive past in secondary schools / Rafael Valls -- Historical memory and the limits of peace education: examining Guatemala's memory of silence and the politics of curriculum design / Elizabeth Oglesby -- Reconciliation jeopardized, undone or not yet attained: aspirational and counter-reconciliatory cases -- History and myth in the Soviet Empire and the Russian Republic / Thomas Sherlock -- On the use and abuse of of Korea's past : an inquiry into history teaching and reconciliation / Roland Bleiker -- The role of history textbooks in shaping collective identities in India and Pakistan / Thomas Sherlock and Jon Dorschner -- Afterward / Audrey Chapman -- Contributors.
Includes bibliographical references and index.


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