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ERIC Number: EJ1155139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1849
Handmaidens of History? Exploring English, Hindi and Sanskrit Textbooks for Schools
Roy, Kumkum
Contemporary Education Dialogue, v14 n2 p122-140 Jul 2017
The article explores the ways in which concerns of history, in terms of content, concepts and methodology, find space or do not find space within textbooks used for teaching languages. These may be more important as sites of "knowledge" than social science books, because the latter are often regarded as insignificant within the formal schooling system. How are great men (and women) constructed? What are regarded as "suitable" examples of historical achievements? How is change understood and explained? Are there spaces for escaping from a normative, increasingly homogeneous and homogenised understanding of the past dominated by the preoccupations of a visible, majoritarian middle class? These are some of the questions raised.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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