Teaching History in the New Europe

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Drawing on Council of Europe material and his long experience of teaching and observing history in schools, the author attempts a definition of 'Europe', asks whether Europeans have anything in common and what is new about the 'New Europe'. In particular, he asks why young Europeans should learn history at all. If so, what kind and how? For what, and whose, purposes? And who decides what pupils learn? Teaching History in the New Europe was prompted by an influential symposium entitled 'History Teaching in the New...
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Overview

Drawing on Council of Europe material and his long experience of teaching and observing history in schools, the author attempts a definition of 'Europe', asks whether Europeans have anything in common and what is new about the 'New Europe'. In particular, he asks why young Europeans should learn history at all. If so, what kind and how? For what, and whose, purposes? And who decides what pupils learn? Teaching History in the New Europe was prompted by an influential symposium entitled 'History Teaching in the New Europe'. It will be invaluable to all those who are concerned with teaching history, as well as having an interest in European history and culture.
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Examines the geographical, historical, and cultural nature of Europe, then describes the long history of support given to the study of history by the Council of Europe and details current projects. Looks at curricular change in the teaching of history, and examines what kind of history learning young Europeans need in the 21st century. Includes a list of addresses throughout Europe relevant to history education. Of interest to those concerned with teaching history, and with European history and culture. Distributed by Books International. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780304327782
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Series: Council of Europe Ser.
  • Pages: 160

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 What is Europe? Place, Past or Culture? 3
2 The Council of Europe and History 25
3 Recent Initiatives and Prospects 51
4 The Issue of Control: Power or Partnership? 80
5 A New History for New Europeans? 107
Bibliography of Council of Europe Documents, 1953-1994 155
Appendix: List of Addresses Relevant to History Education 165
Name Index 173
Subject Index 174
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