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ERIC Number: EJ762523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
History Teaching, Historiography, and the Politics of Pedagogy in Australia
Clark, Anna
Theory and Research in Social Education, v32 n3 p379-396 Sum 2004
This article examines debates over teaching Australian history in schools and notes a pervasive anxiety about what "our children" should know. The article sketches some of these debates, and while noting the politics of history teaching both in Australia and abroad, argues that its heavily politicized discourse has been further intensified by an increasingly pedagogical invocation. As a sense of investment and ownership in the teaching of Australian history in school becomes more widespread, the contest over the past, paradoxically, has focused increasingly upon the image of the child as a generic symbol of the future. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia