This volume reflects on the role played by textbooks in the complex relationship between war and education from a historical and multinational perspective, asking how textbook content and production can play a part in these processes. It has long been established that history textbooks play a key role in shaping the next generation's understanding of both past events and the concept of `friend' and `foe'. Considering both current and historical textbooks, often through a bi-national comparative approach, the editors and contributors investigate various important aspects of the relationships between textbooks and war, including the role wars play in the creation of national identities (whether the country is on the winning or losing side), the effacement of international wars to highlight a country's exceptionalism, or the obscuring of intra-national conflict through the ways in which a civil war is portrayed. This pioneering book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of textbooks, educational media and the relationships between curricula and war.
Eugenia Roldan Vera is Professor of History of Education at the Department of Educational Research in the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), Mexico. Her research interests include the history of education in Mexico and Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially the history of textbooks, transnational dissemination of educational models and the ritual and performative aspects of schooling. Eckhardt Fuchs is Director of the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research and Professor of History of Education and Comparative Education at the Technical University Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany. His research interests include the global history of modern education, international education policies, and curriculum and textbook development.
Release date Australia
October 15th, 2018
Edited by Eckhardt Fuchs
Edited by Eugenia Roldan Vera
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2018
1 Illustrations, black and white; XX, 344 p. 1 illus.