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Teaching Contested Narratives

Teaching Contested Narratives

Author: Zvi Bekerman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107663770

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 929

In troubled societies narratives about the past tend to be partial and explain a conflict from narrow perspectives that justify the national self and condemn, exclude and devalue the 'enemy' and their narrative. Through a detailed analysis, Teaching Contested Narratives reveals the works of identity, historical narratives and memory as these are enacted in classroom dialogues, canonical texts and school ceremonies. Presenting ethnographic data from local contexts in Cyprus and Israel, and demonstrating the relevance to educational settings in countries which suffer from conflicts all over the world, the authors explore the challenges of teaching narratives about the past in such societies, discuss how historical trauma and suffering are dealt with in the context of teaching, and highlight the potential of pedagogical interventions for reconciliation. The book shows how the notions of identity, memory and reconciliation can perpetuate or challenge attachments to essentialized ideas about peace and conflict.

International Perspectives on Teaching Rival Histories

International Perspectives on Teaching Rival Histories

Author: Henrik Åström Elmersjö

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137554312

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 525

This book presents a survey of approaches to dealing with ‘rival histories’ in the classroom, arguing that approaching this problem requires great sensitivity to differing national, educational and narrative contexts. Contested narratives and disputed histories have long been an important issue in history-teaching all over the world, and have even been described as the ‘history’ or ‘culture’ wars. In this book, authors from across the globe ponder the question “what can teachers do (and what are they doing) to address conflicting narratives of the same past?”, and puts an epistemological issue at the heart of the discussion: what does it mean for the epistemology of history, if it is possible to teach more than one narrative? Divided into three sections that deal with historical cultures, multicultural societies and multiperspectivity, the chapters of the book showcase that dealing with rival histories is very much dependent on context, and that diverse teaching traditions and societal debates mean that teachers’ abilities in engaging with the teaching of rival narratives are very different. The volume will be compelling reading for students and researchers in the fields of education, history, sociology and philosophy, as well as practising teachers.

Teaching Contested Narratives

Teaching Contested Narratives

Author: Zvi Bekerman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521766893

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 469

In troubled societies narratives about the past tend to be partial and explain a conflict from narrow perspectives that justify the national self and condemn, exclude and devalue the 'enemy' and their narrative. Through a detailed analysis, Teaching Contested Narratives reveals the works of identity, historical narratives and memory as these are enacted in classroom dialogues, canonical texts and school ceremonies. Presenting ethnographic data from local contexts in Cyprus and Israel, and demonstrating the relevance to educational settings in countries which suffer from conflicts all over the world, the authors explore the challenges of teaching narratives about the past in such societies, discuss how historical trauma and suffering are dealt with in the context of teaching, and highlight the potential of pedagogical interventions for reconciliation. The book shows how the notions of identity, memory and reconciliation can perpetuate or challenge attachments to essentialized ideas about peace and conflict.

Education for Sustaining Peace Through Historical Memory

Education for Sustaining Peace Through Historical Memory

Author: Markus Schultze-Kraft

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030936549

Category: Citizenship

Page: 127

View: 112

This is a necessary exercise in deconstruction and reconstruction that challenges conventional and critical approaches to peace education. Schultze-Krafts new book is an impressive piece of synthesis, a personal manifesto married to a rigorous interrogation of the theoretical literature. It pushes boundaries enhancing the sustaining peace agenda. As such it deserves the critical attention of policy makers at the highest level, as well as scholar-practitioners. Paul Arthur, Professor of Politics, Ulster University, UK This impressive and valuable book delves into the intricacies, shortcomings and potential of historical memory-based approaches to peace education, unafraid of the tough questions and knowledgeably embracing complexities. Schultze-Krafts advocacy of the memory culture approach to sustainable peace pedagogy will be of great value to educators and researchers not only in Colombia but also in other countries and regions emerging from violent conflict. Eckhardt Fuchs, Leibniz Institute for Educational Media Georg Eckert Institute, Germany Schultze-Kraft vigorously addresses the concepts and practices of, and political debates on, historical memory in the midst of violent conflict, enabling us to respond to key questions about the transition to peace: how to reconstruct traumatic pasts, how to narrate them, how to process them and how to transmit them to new generations with pedagogical purposes. Offering an exploration of tools for the empowerment of communities and for the elaboration of public policies to turn the aftermath of violent conflict into an opportunity for social transformation, researchers, conflict resolution practitioners and educators will find this book particularly helpful. Gonzalo Sanchez G., Former Director of the National Historical Memory Commission, Colombia Informed by the authors long-standing fieldwork in the Global South, this open access book presents a comprehensive narrative about the relationship between peace education, historical memory and the sustaining peace agenda, advocating for the adoption of a new perspective on education for sustaining peace through historical memory. Peace education in countries wrestling with, or emerging from, violent conflict is up against major challenges. Incorporating a focus on historical memory into peace education, without losing sight of its own pitfalls, can support learners and teachers to achieve positive change at the individual as well as social and institutional levels. Historical memory-oriented peace education stands to enhance the UN-led sustaining peace agenda and the SDGs. Markus Schultze-Kraft is Professor of Political Science at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, and Arnhold Associate at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media Georg Eckert Institute, Germany.

Peace Education

Peace Education

Author: Monisha Bajaj

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474233705

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 886

'Honorable Mention' 2017 PROSE Award - Education Practice Bringing together the voices of scholars and practitioners on challenges and possibilities of implementing peace education in diverse global sites, this book addresses key questions for students seeking to deepen their understanding of the field. The book not only highlights ground-breaking and rich qualitative studies from around the globe, but also analyses the limits and possibilities of peace education in diverse contexts of conflict and post-conflict societies. Contributing authors address how educators and learners can make meaning of international peace education efforts, how various forms of peace and violence interact in and around schools, and how the field of peace education has evolved and grown over the past four decades.

International Perspectives on Teaching Rival Histories

International Perspectives on Teaching Rival Histories

Author: Henrik Åström Elmersjö

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137554321

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 598

This book presents a survey of approaches to dealing with ‘rival histories’ in the classroom, arguing that approaching this problem requires great sensitivity to differing national, educational and narrative contexts. Contested narratives and disputed histories have long been an important issue in history-teaching all over the world, and have even been described as the ‘history’ or ‘culture’ wars. In this book, authors from across the globe ponder the question “what can teachers do (and what are they doing) to address conflicting narratives of the same past?”, and puts an epistemological issue at the heart of the discussion: what does it mean for the epistemology of history, if it is possible to teach more than one narrative? Divided into three sections that deal with historical cultures, multicultural societies and multiperspectivity, the chapters of the book showcase that dealing with rival histories is very much dependent on context, and that diverse teaching traditions and societal debates mean that teachers’ abilities in engaging with the teaching of rival narratives are very different. The volume will be compelling reading for students and researchers in the fields of education, history, sociology and philosophy, as well as practising teachers.

A Tale of Two Narratives

A Tale of Two Narratives

Author: Grace Wermenbol

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108890212

Category: Social Science

Page:

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The Holocaust and the Nakba are foundational traumas in Israeli-Jewish and Palestinian societies and form key parts of each respective collective identity. This book offers a parallel analysis of the transmission of these foundational pasts in Israeli-Jewish and Palestinian societies by exploring how the Holocaust and the Nakba have been narrated since the signing of the 1993 Oslo Accords. The work exposes the existence and perpetuation of ethnocentric victimhood narratives that serve as the theoretical foundations for an ensuing minimization – or even denial – of the other's past. Three established realms of societal memory transmission provide the analytical framework for this study: official state education, commemorative acts, and mass mediation. Through this analysis, the work demonstrates the interrelated nature of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the contextualization of the primary historical events, while also highlighting the universal malleability of mnemonic practices.

Oral History and Education

Oral History and Education

Author: Kristina R. Llewellyn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349950195

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 723

This book considers if and how oral history is ‘best practice’ for education. International scholars, practitioners, and teachers consider conceptual approaches, methodological limitations, and pedagogical possibilities of oral history education. These experts ask if and how oral history enables students to democratize history; provides students with a lens for understanding nation-states’ development; and supports historical thinking skills in the classrooms. This book provides the first comprehensive assessment of oral history education – inclusive of oral tradition, digital storytelling, family histories, and testimony – within the context of 21st century schooling. By addressing the significance of oral history for education, this book seeks to expand education’s capacity for teaching and learning about the past.

Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement

Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement

Author: Katrina M. Powell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317539032

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

View: 756

In this book, Powell examines the ways that identities are constructed in displacement narratives based on cases of eminent domain, natural disaster, and civil unrest, attending specifically to the rhetorical strategies employed as barriers and boundaries intersect with individual lives. She provides a unique method to understand how the displaced move within accepted and subversive discourses, and how representation is a crucial component of that movement. In addition, Powell shows how notions of human rights and the "public good" are often at odds with individual well-being and result in intriguing intersections between discourses of power and discourses of identity. Given the ever-increasing numbers of displaced persons across the globe, and the "layers of displacement" experienced by many, this study sheds light on the resources of rhetoric as means of survival and resistance during the globally common experience of displacement.

Discourses We Live By: Narratives of Educational and Social Endeavour

Discourses We Live By: Narratives of Educational and Social Endeavour

Author: Hazel R. Wright

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781783748549

Category: Education

Page: 642

View: 510

What are the influences that govern how people view their worlds? What are the embedded values and practices that underpin the ways people think and act? Discourses We Live By approaches these questions through narrative research, in a process that uses words, images, activities or artefacts to ask people – either individually or collectively within social groupings – to examine, discuss, portray or otherwise make public their place in the world, their sense of belonging to (and identity within) the physical and cultural space they inhabit. This book is a rich and multifaceted collection of twenty-eight chapters that use varied lenses to examine the discourses that shape people’s lives. The contributors are themselves from many backgrounds – different academic disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, diverse professional practices and a range of countries and cultures. They represent a broad spectrum of age, status and outlook, and variously apply their research methods – but share a common interest in people, their lives, thoughts and actions. Gathering such eclectic experiences as those of student-teachers in Kenya, a released prisoner in Denmark, academics in Colombia, a group of migrants learning English, and gambling addiction support-workers in Italy, alongside more mainstream educational themes, the book presents a fascinating array of insights. Discourses We Live By will be essential reading for adult educators and practitioners, those involved with educational and professional practice, narrative researchers, and many sociologists. It will appeal to all who want to know how narratives shape the way we live and the way we talk about our lives.

The Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning

The Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning

Author: Scott Alan Metzger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119100775

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 630

A comprehensive review of the research literature on history education with contributions from international experts The Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning draws on contributions from an international panel of experts. Their writings explore the growth the field has experienced in the past three decades and offer observations on challenges and opportunities for the future. The contributors represent a wide range of pioneering, established, and promising new scholars with diverse perspectives on history education. Comprehensive in scope, the contributions cover major themes and issues in history education including: policy, research, and societal contexts; conceptual constructs of history education; ideologies, identities, and group experiences in history education; practices and learning; historical literacies: texts, media, and social spaces; and consensus and dissent. This vital resource: Contains original writings by more than 40 scholars from seven countries Identifies major themes and issues shaping history education today Highlights history education as a distinct field of scholarly inquiry and academic practice Presents an authoritative survey of where the field has been and offers a view of what the future may hold Written for scholars and students of education as well as history teachers with an interest in the current issues in their field, The Wiley International Handbook of History Teaching and Learning is a comprehensive handbook that explores the increasingly global field of history education as it has evolved to the present day.