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ERIC Number: EJ1143550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
The Transformation of an Invented Tradition: The School Banner as a Symbol of Education
Volckmar, Nina
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v61 n4 p430-447 2017
The children's parade, the use of national flags and school banners are key features in the celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day. This article provides a historical analysis of the origin of the school banner and its emergence and development into a living and popular tradition from the late-nineteenth century. This article shows how the emergence of the school banner connects to the establishment of compulsory schooling and the school as an active site for nation building in the Norwegian struggle for independence. Today, the school banner has transformed to promote the schools' identity and self-representation. The article adds new insight into the history of schooling in Norway and offers an additional perspective to the research on national symbols.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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