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Building Citizenship When Teaching Recent History in Primary School: Three Transitional Period Cases

Abstract

Transition from authoritarian governments to democratic governments requires a lot of actions by the government and educational policies to promote human rights education and protection for civil rights of the citizens. Education plays a crucial role in citizenship building. We will study how it is done in the educational arena specifically in curriculum making processes, in transitional periods.

This study focuses in political trsnitions to democratization anh how the idea fo citizenship is seen and stated in offciial curriculums, What problems curriculum makers face, and how did they evoulve in this particular three countries.

Negotiations process ocures between the curriculum specialists and fdifferent actors in society, and the outcome has cultaral and historiacal particularities

Nevetrhteless, what we find in theses three countries is a learning situaton for other regions of the world.

We studied how the process of reestablishing democracy was undertaken in the field of curriculum elaboration, and the results, specifically in the concept of citizenship regarding human rights issues and recent history.

In the methodology we used we interviewed curriculum workers and spoke with them about the difficulties and facilitators they found on the way to write the documents. We specifically identified individual actors ( within the De Alba theory) and analyzed from a complex systems perspective how they interacted and what the outcome was.

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Concept of citizenship is crucial in building democrativc values. We studied how the process of reestablishing democracy was undertaken in the field of curriculum elaboration, and the results. Specifically in the concept of citizenship regarding human rights issues and recent history.

Keywords

Democaratization, Curriculum, Citizenship, Recent history

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Magnolia Room B

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Building Citizenship When Teaching Recent History in Primary School: Three Transitional Period Cases

Magnolia Room B

Transition from authoritarian governments to democratic governments requires a lot of actions by the government and educational policies to promote human rights education and protection for civil rights of the citizens. Education plays a crucial role in citizenship building. We will study how it is done in the educational arena specifically in curriculum making processes, in transitional periods.

This study focuses in political trsnitions to democratization anh how the idea fo citizenship is seen and stated in offciial curriculums, What problems curriculum makers face, and how did they evoulve in this particular three countries.

Negotiations process ocures between the curriculum specialists and fdifferent actors in society, and the outcome has cultaral and historiacal particularities

Nevetrhteless, what we find in theses three countries is a learning situaton for other regions of the world.

We studied how the process of reestablishing democracy was undertaken in the field of curriculum elaboration, and the results, specifically in the concept of citizenship regarding human rights issues and recent history.

In the methodology we used we interviewed curriculum workers and spoke with them about the difficulties and facilitators they found on the way to write the documents. We specifically identified individual actors ( within the De Alba theory) and analyzed from a complex systems perspective how they interacted and what the outcome was.