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ERIC Number: EJ811435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Engaging Learners and the Community through the Study of Monuments
Uhrmacher, P. Bruce; Tinkler, Barri
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v11 n3 p225-238 Jul 2008
This essay provides an argument for the study of monuments and provides an analytical framework to promote thoughtful study. The essay focuses on three points of analyses that educational leaders should consider when exposing their students to monuments. These include: an analysis of referent--the person or event being memorialized; an analysis of design--the aesthetic and representational choices made in the monument's creation; and an analysis of reception--the meaning that individuals take away from a monument. The authors conclude that monuments can be an effective way to actively engage students in history, art and various other subjects, as well as involving them in the discourse of collective memory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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