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History Teaching, 'Truth Recovery' and Reconciliation

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McCully, Alan (2010) History Teaching, 'Truth Recovery' and Reconciliation. In: Memory and Pedagogy. (Eds: Mitchell , Claudia, Strong-Wilson, Teresa, Pithouse, Kathleen and Allnutt, Susann), Routledge, pp. 161-176. ISBN 978-0-415-88380-1 [Book section]

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Abstract

This article makes a case for the role of history education in facilitating productive remembering of the rcfdent conflict in Northern ireland and for similar work inother contexts. It argues that in the Northern ireland context historians and history educators have been conspicuous by their absence from the debates around how society should deal with the legacy of the conflict, and suggests that history teaching can make a specific contribution. An action plan is set out for a history education project in which students canm make use of an inquiry-based, disciplinary-specific approach to gather ordinary people's oral accounts of life during the recent conflict in order to gain multiple perspectives on the "Troubles". The author maintains that this kind of memory work could enable students to deepen and expand their understanding of the past and could also provide students with a foundation to reimagine the future.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:History Teaching Truth Recovery Reconciliation Oral history
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:16769
Deposited By:Dr Alan McCully
Deposited On:04 Jan 2011 09:37
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:44

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