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Four Histories, One nation? History teaching, nationhood and a British identity

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McCully, Alan, Phillips, Robert, Goalen, Paul and Wood, Sydney (1999) Four Histories, One nation? History teaching, nationhood and a British identity. Compare, 29 (2). pp. 153-169. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This paper explores the relationship between history teaching and the construction of national identity. Drawing upon recent theoretical and historical work in the field, it provides a comprohensive analysis of important developments within the history curricula oin England, Wales, Northern ireland and Scotland, and also explains why history has become politicised in Britain over the past few decades. The paper speculates about the implications of these developments within history education by considering the capacity of history to influence pupils' collective identity alongside other potentially more powerful factors.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:National identity, History Teaching, Britishness
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:14832
Deposited By:Dr Alan McCully
Deposited On:09 Aug 2010 11:32
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:44

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