Four Histories, One nation? History teaching, nationhood and a British identity

Alan McCully, Robert Phillips, Paul Goalen, Sydney Wood

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    This paper explores the relationship between history teaching and the construction of national identity. Drawing upon recent theoretical and historical work in the field, it provides a comprohensive analysis of important developments within the history curricula oin England, Wales, Northern ireland and Scotland, and also explains why history has become politicised in Britain over the past few decades. The paper speculates about the implications of these developments within history education by considering the capacity of history to influence pupils' collective identity alongside other potentially more powerful factors.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages153-169
    JournalCOMPARE
    Volume29
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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    Nationhood
    Teaching of History
    One Nation
    History
    Curriculum
    Scotland
    National Identity
    Northern Ireland
    History Education
    England
    Pupil
    Wales
    Collective Identity

    Keywords

    • National identity
    • History Teaching
    • Britishness

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    McCully, A., Phillips, R., Goalen, P., & Wood, S. (1999). Four Histories, One nation? History teaching, nationhood and a British identity. COMPARE, 29(2), 153-169.
    McCully, Alan ; Phillips, Robert ; Goalen, Paul ; Wood, Sydney. / Four Histories, One nation? History teaching, nationhood and a British identity. In: COMPARE. 1999 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 153-169.
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    In: COMPARE, Vol. 29, No. 2, 1999, p. 153-169.

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