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ERIC Number: EJ794231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Living and Dormant Collective Memories as Contexts of History Learning
Goldberg, Tsafrir; Schwarz, Baruch B.; Porat, Dan
Learning and Instruction, v18 n3 p223-237 Jun 2008
This article investigates the effect of the vitality of historical issues in collective memory on students' history learning processes and products. Forty 12th grade students of different ethnic background participated in two historical problem-solving learning tasks. The historical issues were found to differ in their vitality in collective memory as signified by students' consensus, certainty, and reference to the present. Findings showed effects of issue vitality on narrative and argumentative change, and on the relation of historical source evaluation with narrative change. An interaction was found between issue vitality and ethnicity in the source evaluation: more vital collective memory narratives were more resistant to change and more prone to ethnic identity bias.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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