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ERIC Number: EJ983590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
The Teaching of Controversial Issues during Elementary-Level History Instruction: Greek-Cypriot Teachers' Perceptions and Emotions
Zembylas, Michalinos; Kambani, Froso
Theory and Research in Social Education, v40 n2 p107-133 2012
This article reports on a phenomenological study of 18 Greek-Cypriot teachers' perceptions and emotions in relation to the teaching of controversial issues during elementary-level history instruction. Findings indicate that although participating teachers see the general value of this approach at the elementary school level, they become less assured when the discussion shifts to the implementation of this approach in the context of ethnically divided Cyprus. The authors provide an analysis of (a) the emotional complexities involved in the teaching of controversial historical issues in the elementary grades, and (b) how elementary school teachers reflect on the consequences of these complexities for history instruction in a divided society. (Contains 2 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus