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ERIC Number: EJ1177488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0726-2655
History Textbook Writing in a Post-Totalitarian and Authoritarian Context: The Case of Belarus
Zadora, Anna
Education and Society, v31 n3 p5-22 2013
This paper analyses school history writing in a specific context: Belarus--a post-totalitarian and authoritarian state. School history teaching has always been a powerful instrument for transmitting national identity and legitimising political structures, and political authorities tend to control it. Perestroika marked the beginning of a new period in Belarusian history writing. New school textbooks were published affirming an independent national Belarusian history. From the mid-1990s, however, a return to a Soviet interpretation of Belarusian history occurred, and school history writing was subjected to strict control by the state.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belarus
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