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

Alan McCully, Robert Phillips, Paul Goalen, Sydney Wood

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)153-169
    JournalCOMPARE
    Volume29
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    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.