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ERIC Number: EJ1160647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
The Third World Perspective on the Cold War: Making Curriculum and Pedagogy Relevant in History Classrooms
Ahmad, Iftikhar
Journal of International Social Studies, v7 n2 p121-135 2017
American and global history curriculum frameworks for high schools across the 50 states generally present the topic of the Cold War from the Western political perspective and contain material about the impact of the US-Soviet ideological rivalry on American society. This article argues that since the Cold War impacted the lives of people in the Third World as well, their stories deserve a place in the history curriculum. This article also suggests that since American society is culturally diverse, it is imperative for history educators to teach history in the learners' social and cultural contexts. Therefore, both the Cold War history content and pedagogy should include perspectives from the Third World so that the past is relevant and meaningful for all students learning about the global Cold War.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: USSR; United States
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