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ERIC Number: EJ782143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-0293
Between Political History and Historical Politics: Fundamental Forms of Historical and Political Literacy
Lange, Dirk
International Journal of Social Education, v21 n2 p46-61 Fall-Win 2006
Politics without history has no roots; history without politics bears no fruits. If one inquires into the content of the relation between politics and history, then one discovers it is defined by symbiotic dependence. Those who are trained in history also take into account the political dimensions of history, and those educated in political science cannot neglect the historical factors inhering in current issues and problems. The fact that politics is part of history and vice versa has always been significant on both a theoretical level and in the practice of teaching history and politics. Currently, the relation between the teaching methodology applied to history and politics receives significant attention from the historical side, but is only seldom referred to from the political perspective. Nevertheless, at the present time there is no explicitly delineated educational approach that integrates the teaching of both of these disciplines. This article attempts to advance an approach that places historical and political learning in the field of tension spanning political history and historical politics. (Contains 44 notes.)
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Language: English
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