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Challenging Substantive Knowledge in Educational Media

A Case Study of German History Textbooks

Lucas Frederik Garske

implementation is theoretically necessary if textbook design is to follow the notion of historical thinking. 13 Then, I compare the results of my investigation to the structure of currently approved German history textbooks and demonstrate how their design

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Reading Primers and Political Change in European Countries around 1945

Wendelin Sroka and Simona Szakács-Behling

The reading primer is a textbook designed to help children to learn to read. Primers have existed in many societies since the early modern era and are often the first books that children receive when they begin school. In addition to providing the

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The Transmission of Cultural Values via EFL Textbooks in China

Jingyi Li

the target country. In a way, it increases the complexity of the challenges faced by curriculum and textbook design agencies, as the notion of “culture” is increasingly emphasized. To accompany this curriculum, several new national textbooks were

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Why Q1 Hamlet Matters

Terri Bourus

, a paperback anthology of revenge plays, textbooks designed for college students. Early in 2015, Zachary Lesser wrote a groundbreaking, award-winning history of the effect – on criticism, scholarship and performance – of the rediscovery of Q1. 1

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Spatial Relations and the Struggle for Space

Friedrich Ratzel’s Impact on German Education from the Wilhelmine Empire to the Third Reich

Troy Paddock

, history books noted that Friedrich II sent colonists into the newly acquired land and that “the region was won for Germanity ( Deutschtum ) and for the culture.” 35 A geography textbook designed for middle schools and published in 1911 claimed that “[t

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Teaching National Identity and Alterity

Nineteenth Century American Primary School Geography Textbooks

Bahar Gürsel

citizens.” 3 Particularly significant in this regard are textbooks designed during the second half of the 1800s (the age of imperialism), when the issue of establishing a global realm acquired significance for Western countries seeking to pursue the

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History Teaching and Cultural Hegemony

Representations of the Spanish Civil War in Francoist History Textbooks of the 1960s

Johanna Fricke

). 90 S. M. Bachillerato 1970 , by contrast, does not mention peace in its presentation of the postwar period at all. In other words, it is precisely in the textbook designed for thirteen to fourteen-year-olds that this development is missing. Instead

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Textbook Representations of the Economy of East and West Germany at the Time of the Golden Age

Kai Krüger

. Many sources were also changed during the textbook design or editing process in order to better fit the master narrative. I call this change the normative metamorphosis of sources into the national autobiography. While the sources on the GDR economy

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Dutch Economic Textbooks in the 1970s

Raising the Status of a New Secondary School Type by Means of Mathematical Abstraction

Gerrit F. Gorter, Hilda T. A. Amsing, and Jeroen J. H. Dekker

textbook Introductory Economics by George Stanlake (third edition, 1976), which was used in pre-university training for pupils generally aged from sixteen to nineteen, and the German textbook designed for the upper classes of German grammar schools

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“The Pearl Harbor of the Twenty-first Century”?

A Comparative Analysis of Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in History Textbooks

Daniel Berman and Jeremy Stoddard

an overall nationalistic and coherent narrative. The 2000s, however, saw textbooks designed to deliver chunks of information to satisfy state academic standards and testing. This includes the generous use of subheadings, graphics and images. In many