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ERIC Number: EJ804112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Museums, Civic Life, and the Educative Force of Remembrance
Simon, Roger I.
Journal of Museum Education, v31 n2 p113-122 Sum 2006
Public history is inherently pedagogical. How it is enacted has implications for civic life now and in the future. A democratic society requires forms of public history beyond those that provide recognition and affirmation of existing identities and values. A museum-based public history is needed that fosters on-going work of repair and reinvention of existing institutions. A sketch is provided in this article of the epistemological framing of one such exhibition. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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