New Book - New Book on History Education and the Construction of National Identity
a book by Professor Mario Carretero teaching at the Autonoma University in Spain
How is history represented? As just a record of the past, as a part of a present identity or as future goals? The book by Professor Mario Carretero teaching at the Autonoma University in Spain, explores how historical contents and narratives are presented in school textbooks and other cultural productions (museums, monuments, etc) and also how they are understood by students, in the context of increasing globalization. Most of the chapters in this volume are educational studies about how the learning of history takes place in school settings of different countries such as Canada, France, Germany, Latin America, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Covering such a broad sample of cultural and national contexts, they provide a rich reflection on history as a subject related to patriotism, cosmopolitanism, both or neither.