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Weapons of Mass Instruction

Schoolbooks and Democratization in Multiethnic Central Europe

Charles Ingrao

History schoolbooks are part of a much broader legitimation process through which every society's ruling elite secures the uncritical acceptance of the existing political, social and economic system, together with the cultural attributes that re ect its hegemony. In central Europe, the need to justify the creation of nation-states at the beginning and end of the twentieth century has generated proprietary accounts that have pitted the region's national groups against one another. Post-communist democratization has intensi ed these divisions as political leaders feel obliged to employ hoary myths—and avoid inconvenient facts— about their country's history in order to survive the electoral process. In this way they succumb to the "Frankenstein Syndrome" by which the history taught in the schools destroys those who dare to challenge the arti cial constructs of the past. The article surveys history teaching throughout central Europe, with special emphasis on the Yugoslav successor states.

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Young Masculinity and “The Other”

Representations of Ideal Manliness in Twentieth-Century English Boys’ Annuals

Pauline Farley

Twentieth-century English boys’ annuals often defined masculinity against notions of the “otherness” of gender, race and class. The children’s annual, which developed as a popular literary form during the Victorian period, was designed to instruct and entertain. Dominant ideologies about gender, race and class were reproduced and reinforced for an uncritical readership. High production values meant that annuals became a form of “hard copy,” re-read by several generations. In boys’ annuals, mid-Victorian styles of masculinity were reiterated during the twentieth century. In these narratives, boy heroes demonstrated superiority to various groups of “others,” thereby modelling and inscribing an increasingly old-fashioned masculinity and preserving older ideologies. Exploring a neglected area of ideological history of gender, this article shows how boys’ annuals presented readers with notions of “masculinity” defined by comparison with “the other,” who might be indigenous, feminine or lower-class.

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Stiles X. Simmons and Karen M. Feathers

Since the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act (2002), the K-12 educational community in the United States has experienced a shift toward school reforms that seek to implement standardized or one-size-fits-all literacy instruction. These

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Haifaa Majadly and Aharon Geva-Kleinberger

grammar instruction in the Arab world (and in Israel, where its instruction competes with that of another language, Hebrew) is problematic from both a linguistic and an educational perspective. The problematic nature of Arabic instruction is reflected in

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Black Girls Swim

Race, Gender, and Embodied Aquatic Histories

Samantha White

received swimming instruction that imagined new possibilities for Black athletic girlhoods. Athleticism While Black girls who swam at the YWCA were taught to reflect beauty in and outside the pool, under the guidance of certain educators, they could

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Governing Religious Multiplicity

The Ambivalence of Christian-Muslim Public Presences in Post-colonial Tanzania

Hansjörg Dilger

new educational institutions. 1 These combine secular education with instruction in moral values and have expanded Tanzania's educational marketplace significantly ( Dilger 2017 ; Dohrn 2014 ; Stambach 2010 ). Simultaneously, these recent

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Egor Antonov and Venera Antonova

Translator : Tatiana Argounova-Low

language as the main language of school instruction in the 1950s. By 1972–1973 the majority of ethnic schools in Buriatia taught in Russian from the first year of school. This measure was supported by the Communist doctrine of a new historical formation of

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Barbara Robertson and Mark J. Flowers

through the availability of lecture videos. Face-to-face instruction in classrooms can be supplemented by video lectures as well, allowing students who have missed class or those needing additional time with the lesson to access the same level of

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Yuval Gozansky

for instructional dramas that have been overtly subjected to specific curricula, as well as for dramas on commercial channels, although their producers feel compelled to strive simultaneously to avoid the preachy tone that might alienate their young

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Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity

Methodological Reflections from the Field

Paul Higate

excerpts that focus directly on researcher-trainee interaction. These concern, first, my inadvertent role in co-constituting security practice to trainees through informal instruction, and second, my staging of a heart attack as part of the role of very