The Contribution of History Teaching to Peace-building

Alan McCully

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    The chapter examines the role for history teaching in societies in, or emerging from, conflict. Practice and research in Northern Ireland is positioned alongside experience from other areas of conflict. Principles of practice are identified and the specific part history education might play in dealing with the recent past is explored.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Peace Education
    EditorsGavriel Salomon, Ed Cairns
    Pages213-222
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    McCully, A. (2009). The Contribution of History Teaching to Peace-building. In G. Salomon, & E. Cairns (Eds.), Handbook of Peace Education (pp. 213-222)
    McCully, Alan. / The Contribution of History Teaching to Peace-building. Handbook of Peace Education. editor / Gavriel Salomon ; Ed Cairns. 2009. pp. 213-222
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Teaching the Violent Past: History Education and Reconciliation, Plymouth, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc. pp. 317-326. Cole E.A. and Barsalou J. (2006) Unite or Divide? The Challenges of Teaching History in Societies Emerging from Violent Conflict, United States Institute for Peace, www.usip.org. Accessed 23/11/07. Dawson I. (2008) ‘Thinking across time: planning and teaching the story of power and democracy at key stage 3’, Teaching History, 130, pp.14-21. Devine-Wright P. (2003) ‘A Theoretical Overview of Memory and Conflict’, E. Cairns and M. Roe (eds.) The Role of Memory in Ethnic Conflict, pp.9-31, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 9-31. Foster S. (2001) ‘Historical Empathy in Theory and Practice: Some Final Thoughts’, O.L. Davis Jr., E.A. Yeagher and S.J. Foster (eds.) Historical Empathy and Perspective Taking in the Social Studies, Landham, Md., Rowman and Littlefield, p.170. Gallagher A. (2004) Education in Divided Societies, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. 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Teaching the Violent Past: History Education and Reconciliation, Plymouth, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers Inc. pp. 317-326. Cole E.A. and Barsalou J. (2006) Unite or Divide? The Challenges of Teaching History in Societies Emerging from Violent Conflict, United States Institute for Peace, www.usip.org. Accessed 23/11/07. Dawson I. (2008) ‘Thinking across time: planning and teaching the story of power and democracy at key stage 3’, Teaching History, 130, pp.14-21. Devine-Wright P. (2003) ‘A Theoretical Overview of Memory and Conflict’, E. Cairns and M. Roe (eds.) The Role of Memory in Ethnic Conflict, pp.9-31, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 9-31. Foster S. (2001) ‘Historical Empathy in Theory and Practice: Some Final Thoughts’, O.L. Davis Jr., E.A. Yeagher and S.J. Foster (eds.) Historical Empathy and Perspective Taking in the Social Studies, Landham, Md., Rowman and Littlefield, p.170. Gallagher A. (2004) Education in Divided Societies, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. Gallagher C. (2001) ‘The Future of History and the Challenge of Citizenship’. A. McCully and C. O’Neill (eds.) Values in History Teacher Education and Research, Lancaster, History Teacher Education Network. Illingworth I. (2000) ‘Hearts, Minds and Souls: Exploring Values through History’, Teaching History, 100, pp.20-24. Kitson, A. (2007) ‘History Education and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland’, E.A. Cole (ed.) Teaching the Violent Past: History Education and Reconciliation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, pp.123-153. Kitson A. and McCully A. (2005) ‘You hear about it for real in school.’ Avoiding, containing and risk-taking in the history classroom, Teaching History, 120, pp.32-37. Lee P. and Shemilt D. (2007) ‘New Alchemy or Fatal Attraction?: History and Citizenship’. Teaching History, 129, pp.14-19. Letourneau J. and Moisan S. (2004) ‘Young people’s assimilation of a collective historical memory: A case study of Quebeckers of French-Canadian Heritage’, P. Seixas (ed.) Theorizing Historical Consciousness, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, pp.109-128. Low-Beer A. (2001) ‘Politics, school textbooks and cultural identity: the struggle in Bosnia and Herzegovina’, Paradigm, Vol.2 No. 3, http//:faculty.ed.uiuc.westbury/Paradigm. Accessed 4/8/08. McAleavy A. (2000) ‘Teaching about Historical Interpretations’, R. Phillips and J. Arthur (eds.) Issues in History Teaching, Oxford, RoutledgeFalmer , pp. 72-82. McCully A. (1998) The Teaching of History in a Divided Community, Report of a European Teachers’ Seminar, Strasbourg, Council of Europe. McCully A., Pilgrim N., Sutherland A. and McMinn T. (2002) ‘ “Don’t worry, Mr. Trimble, we can handle it” : balancing the emotional with the rational in teaching of contentious topics’, Teaching History,106, pp. 6-12 McCully A. and Pilgrim N. (2004) ‘‘‘They took Ireland away from us and we have to fight to get it back’’: using fictional characters to explore the relationship between historical interpretation and contemporary attitudes’, Teaching History 114, pp. 17-21. Minow M. (1998) Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History after Genocide and Mass Violence, Boston, Beacon Press. Mossberg, S. (2002). Speaking of history: how adolescents use their knowledge of history in reading the daily news. Cognition and Instruction, 20, pp. 323-358. Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina: Textbook Commission, http://www.oscebih.org/education/textbook.asp?d=2. Accessed 12/8/08. Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) (2008) “Learning Each Other’s Narrative” in Israeli and Palestinian Schools, http://vispo.com/PRIME/leohn.htm. Accessed 4/8/08. Phillips R. (2002) Reflective Teaching of History 11-18, Continuum, London. Porat, D.A. (2004). It’s not written here, but this is what happened: students’ cultural comprehension of textbook narratives on the Israeli-Arab conflict, American Educational Research Journal, Vol. 41, pp. 963-996. Porat, D. A. (2006). Who fired first? Students’ construction of meaning from one textbook account of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Curriculum Inquiry, 36, pp. 251-271. Shemilt D. (1980) History 13-16 Evaluation Study, Edinburgh, Holmes McDonald. Shriver D. (2007) ‘Truths for Reconciliation: An American Perspective’. Paper presented at a public lecture organised by the UNESCO Centre, University of Ulster, Belfast, October. Slater J. (1995) Teaching History in the New Europe, London, Council of Europe, Cassell. Smith A. and Vaux T. (2003) Education, Conflict and International Development, London, Department of International Development. Seixas P. (ed.) (2004) Theorizing Historical Consciousness, Toronto, University of Toronto Press. Stradling R. (1997) The preparation and publication of new history textbooks for schools in European countries in democratic transition, Report, Strasbourg, Council of Europe. Tawil S. and Harley A. (2004); (eds.), Education, Conflict and Social Cohesion, Geneva, International Bureau of Education, UNESCO. Weldon G. (2005) ‘Thinking Each Other’s History: can Facing the Past Contribute to Education for Human Rights and Democracy?’, International Journal of Historical Learning , Teaching and Research, Vol.5, No.1. Wertsch J.V. (1998) Mind as Action, New York, Oxford University Press. Wertsch J.V. (2002) Voices of Collective Remembering, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

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