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ERIC Number: EJ901715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Historical Consciousness as a Pedagogical Device in the Production of the Responsible Citizen
Friedrich, Daniel
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v31 n5 p649-663 Dec 2010
One of the most relevant strategies that shapes the education of the citizenry can be found in the formation of a historical consciousness. Yet the very idea of "historical consciousness" as a skill to be taught cannot be taken for granted. In order to disrupt the educational common sense, I will analyze the ways in which historical consciousness has been translated from the philosophical-historical field into pedagogical discourses since the 1970s. My analysis will reveal the relations between historical consciousness and the constitution of a normative citizenship. This process binds "responsible" action and thought to the inclusion of the self within a consensualized teachable historical narrative. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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