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ERIC Number: EJ1149435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Lebanon: A Case of History Education in a Sectarian Society
Yoder, Paul J.
Journal of International Social Studies, v5 n1 p140-149 2015
This paper synthesizes the extant literature on history education in Lebanon. The sectarian nature of the country and the recent civil war make the case of Lebanon a unique and compelling one. Three emerging understandings underscore the complexity of history education in Lebanon and demonstrate the ways in which history is used to undercut national social cohesion. First, history education in Lebanon is influenced by the tradition of parochial or confessional schools dating to the hands-off approach of the Ottoman colonial powers. Second, the delay of a state-sanctioned national curriculum has paralyzed educators who have been left to piece together their own curriculum. Third, the political gridlock in Lebanon continues to make history education a contentious topic.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Lebanon
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