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School & Nation

Identity Politics and Educational Media in an Age of Diversity

Edited By 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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Lydia Aït Saadi Bouras recently completed a PhD on the contemporary history of the Maghreb at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations in Paris, France. Peter Carrier is a research fellow and editor at the Georg Eckert Institute for In- ternational Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany. Anne-Marie Chartier was a primary school teacher trainer and researcher in the history of education at the National Institute for Pedagogical Research in Lyon, France. Liliana Deyanova is a professor of general and historical sociology at the St Kliment Ohridski University and a member of the Institute for Critical Social Studies, Bulgaria. Ramón López Facal is a professor of social science education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Amadou Fall is a lecturer in history and head of teacher training in the Faculty of the Science and Technology of Education (FASTEF) at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal. Elizabeth Hanauer is a doctoral candidate in international education at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, and associate director of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Françoise Lantheaume is a researcher and lecturer in the Institute of the Theory and Practice of Education and Training at the Lumière University Lyon 2 in Lyon, France. Jocelyn Létourneau is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of History at the University of Laval in Quebec, Canada....

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