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School & Nation

Identity Politics and Educational Media in an Age of Diversity

Peter Carrier

At a time when the power of schools and both state and federal education authorities to guide young people’s sense of belonging is being challenged by multilingualism, by the claims of supra- and subnational regions and minorities, by memories of national catastrophes and crimes, and by out-of-school educational media, this collection of essays provides an apposite exploration of the ways in which shared narratives continue to be transmitted and learnt. Its authors, whose work emerged from a series of conferences organised by the French National Institute for Pedagogical Research in Lyon, Barcelona and Paris in 2010, demonstrate not only ways in which multiple disciplines (including history, literature, social and language studies) address young people’s sense of attachment, but also how challenges to educational policy are reflected in school textbooks and curricula in Algeria, Bulgaria, Catalonia, France, Galicia, Germany, Quebec, Senegal and the USA. These studies about the role of education in relation to largely tenacious but shifting national identities should appeal to specialists of education, nationalism studies, history and political science.

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design: Jörg Amonat Cover image: ‚Historical blackboard with book‘, courtesy Jörg Amonat Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data School & nation : identity politics and educational media in an age of diversity / edited by Peter Carrier. pages cm ISBN 978-3-631-62692-4 1. Education and state—Cross-cultural studies. 2. Nationalism and education—Cross-cultural studies. 3. Textbook bias—Cross-cultural studies. 4. Multiculturalism—Cross-cultural studies. I. Carrier, Peter, editor of compilation. II. Title: School and nation. LC71.S323 2013 379—dc23 2013019036 ISBN 978-3-631-62692-4 © Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2013 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH. Peter Lang – Frankfurt am Main · Bern · Bruxelles · New York · Oxford · Warszawa · Wien All parts of this publication are protected by copyright. Any utilisation outside the strict limits of the copyright law, without the permission of the publisher, is forbidden and liable to prosecution. This applies in particular to reproductions, translations, microfilming, and storage and processing in electronic retrieval systems. www.peterlang.de

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