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ERIC Number: EJ777068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Social Representations of National Territory and Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century History and Geography Textbooks of the Colombian Caribbean Region
Meneses, Luis Alarcon; Calderon, Jorge Conde
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v43 n5 p701-713 Oct 2007
This article shows how the legitimization of the territory of a national community was going through a territorial and citizen-oriented pedagogy in which geography and history texts contributed to the elaboration of certain social representations that were part of the new Latin American nations' development process. Therefore, this paper reviews social representations of territory and citizenship that appeared in some geography and history school handbooks used by nineteenth-century Colombian Caribbean region schools. These texts played an important role in the education of Colombian citizens. The paper is divided into two parts: first, it focuses on the representation of the national territory to which former republican governments attached great value promoting a number of geographical studies and the exploration of the country by foreign travelers and geographers who produced various works that influenced greatly geography handbooks used in the school. The second part refers to the representation of a citizenship drawn through History, Civic and Urbanity handbooks. These publications became cultural tools used not only to educate people but also to describe and to teach about the territory of this young republic. (Contains 35 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia