The National Curriculum and history school textbooks in Australia and the Russian Federation

Henderson, Deborah J. & Zajda, Joseph (2016) The National Curriculum and history school textbooks in Australia and the Russian Federation. In Zajda, Joseph (Ed.) Globalisation, Ideology and Politics of Education Reforms. Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands, pp. 25-39.

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Abstract

This chapter analyses recent policy reforms in the national history curriculum in both Australia and the Russian Federation. It analyses those emphases in the national curriculum in history that depict new representations and historiography and the ways in which this is foregrounded in History school textbooks. In doing so, it considers the debates about what version of the nation’s past are deemed significant, and what should be transmitted to future generations of citizens. In this discussion of national history curricula, consideration is made of the curriculum’s officially defined status as an instrument in the process of ideological transformation, and nation-building. The chapter also examines how history textbooks are implicit in this process, in terms of reproducing and representing what content is selected and emphasised in a national history curriculum.

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ID Code: 82502
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: national history curriculum, Australia, Russian Federation, democracy, history, textbooks, ideology, nation-building, citizenship education
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19506-3_3
ISBN: 9783319195056
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Economics Business and Management) (130205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Historical Studies not elsewhere classified (210399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2015 00:45
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 23:41

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