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ERIC Number: EJ898022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Postmodernism and Its Challenge to the Discipline of History: Implications for History Education
Yilmaz, Kaya
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v42 n7 p779-795 Oct 2010
There is a confusion over and inchoate understanding of how the past is made understandable through postmodernist historical orientation. The purpose of the article is to outline the characteristic features of the postmodernist movement in social sciences, to explain its confrontation with history, to document its critique of the conventional practice of history, and to discuss its implications for history education. The postmodernist challenge to the foundations of the discipline of history is elucidated with an emphasis on its epistemological underpinnings. Implications of postmodernism for the teaching and learning of history are discussed.
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Language: English
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