The Presented Past challenges the representation of the past as objective and argues rather that it is 'constructed'. This book will interest teachers, archaeologists and cultural resource managers.
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The Presented Past challenges the representation of the past as objective and argues rather that it is 'constructed'. This book will interest teachers, archaeologists and cultural resource managers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203204078
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 10/13/1994
  • Series: One World Archaeology Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 552
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction: the represented past 1
Introduction: a framework for discussion 14
1 Reaping the whirlwind: the Reader's Digest Illustrated History of South Africa and changing popular perceptions of history 29
2 Archaeology and education in Botswana 46
3 Presenting archaeology to the public in the USA 61
4 Public education and archaeology in Florida, USA: an overview and case study 82
5 Archaeology and the public in Lebanon: developments since 1986 95
6 Education as a means of protection of the archaeological heritage in the districts of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina 109
7 Rescuing ordinary people's culture: museums, material culture and education in Brazil 120
8 The role of archaeology in marginalized areas of social conflict: research in the Middle Magdalena region, Colombia 137
9 The museum comes to school in Colombia: teaching packages as a method of learning 148
10 The Colegio Nueva Granada Archaeological Museum, Colombia: a proposal for the development of educational museums in schools 159
11 Creative workshops: a teaching method in Colombian museums 172
12 'The Fascinating World of Stonehenge': an exhibition and its aftermath 179
13 The re-display of the Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury, and the National Curriculum in England 190
14 Privacy and community through medieval material culture 206
15 What is the public's perception of museum visiting in Poland? 216
16 Museums and their messages: the display of the pre- and early colonial past in the museums of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe 225
17 Museums and sites: cultures of the past within education - Zimbabwe, some ten years on 237
18 The Nigerian teacher and museum culture 283
19 Indian museums and the public 290
20 A case for archaeology in formal school curricula in India 299
21 Education and heritage: an example of new work in the schools of Benin 315
22 Archaeology in the schools and museums of Cameroon 326
23 Prehistory, archaeology and education in Zimbabwe 338
24 Archaeology and education in Kenya: the present and the future 349
25 Listening to the teachers: warnings about the use of archaeological agendas in classrooms in the United States 359
26 Archaeofiction with upper primary-school children 1988-1989 375
27 The teaching of the past in formal school curricula in England 383
28 Ethnic representation in Colombian textbooks 398
29 Choosing ancestors: the primary education syllabuses in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between 1975 and 1990 408
30 Blacks, Indians and the state in Colombia 418
31 Traditional American Indian education as a palliative to western education 438
32 The benefits of multicultural education for American Indian schools: an anthropological perspective 453
33 The transfer of American Indian and other minority community college students 460
34 Archaeology, prehistory and the Native Learning Resources Project: Alberta, Canada 478
35 One view of Native education in the Northwest Territories, Canada 495
Index 511
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