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ERIC Number: EJ768473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
The New History School Textbooks in the Russian Federation: 1992-2004
Zajda, Joseph
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v37 n3 p291-306 Jun 2007
This article examines the ideologically-articulated shifts, and the images of transformation, and nation-building process presented in the new generation of school history textbooks in Russia. The article analyses the new content of post-Soviet history textbooks used in Russian secondary schools that represent various transformations from communism to a western-style democracy. It discusses the resultant issues of searching for a new national identity and citizenship during the present transitional period. It critiques the new versions of Russia's post-Soviet history taught in schools, and evaluates their officially defined status as instruments in the Russian process of ideological transformation and nation-building, currently closely monitored by the State. In other countries, including Australia, these processes are still present but in less formal and more ad hoc ways.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Russia