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ERIC Number: EJ1098879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1916-0666
The Present in Flemish Secondary History Education through the Lens of Written History Exams
Van Nieuwenhuyse, Karel; Wils, Kaat; Clarebout, Geraldine; Verschaffel, Lieven
McGill Journal of Education, v50 n2-3 p433-452 2015
The present plays an important part in history education, in particular in efforts to make the study of the past relevant for today. This contribution examines how the relationship between past and present is dealt with in current Flemish secondary history education by analyzing 190 written history exams for the 11th and 12th grade. Ten percent of the questions address the present in an autonomous way and 8% relate past and present to each other. A more fine-grained analysis of the present-related questions reveals a variety of ways to integrate the present in history education, including the study of recent interpretations of the past.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 11; High Schools; Grade 12
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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