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New Trends in History Textbook Research: Issues and Methodologies toward a School Historiography

Maria Repoussi and Nicole Tutiaux-Guillon

Keywords: HISTORY DIDACTICS; HISTORY EDUCATION; HISTORY TEXTBOOKS; METHODOLOGY; MULTIMODAL TEXT; SCHOOL HISTORIOGRAPHY; SCHOOL NARRATIVE; TEXTBOOK RESEARCH

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This article traces the developments within history textbook research as presented at the 2009 conference of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD), held in cooperation with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany. The article claims that significant developments reveal school historiography to be a challenged area for history didactics. Key concepts and theoretical frames require further discussion in order to develop history didactics not only as an area for social and political responsibilities but also as a theoretical discipline.

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