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ERIC Number: EJ1163131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-8047
The "Making of a Soldier": Masculinity and Soldierhood as Portrayed in the "New Zealand School Journal," 1907-1925
Bingham, Rosemary Jean
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v16 n3 p174-183 Dec 2017
This article discusses how early curriculum resources available to all school children in New Zealand attempted to shape children's attitudes to the First World War. The study reviewed issues of the "New Zealand School Journal" between the years 1907 and 1925. It found evidence of overt and covert attempts to influence children's attitudes towards the Great War. In particular, the "School Journals" perpetuated the masculine ideals essential for the making of a soldier and the creation of "war ready men." They reinforced a patriotic ideal and duty to Empire as well as introducing a strong sense of nationhood through the creation of a new Anzac identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A