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History Wars

Author(s): doc. PhDr. Ing. Antonie Doležalová Ph.D.,
Type: Chapter in book
Year: 2019
Number: 0
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Published in: Palgrave Macmillan
Publishing place: London
Keywords: History; Education; Political Regime
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Suggested Citation: A. Doležalová, Czech Republic. In.: The Palgrave Handbook of Conflict and History Education in the Post-Cold War Era. Edited by Luigi Cajani, Simone Lässig and Maria Repoussi, pp.221-232
Grants: Behind the Iron Curtain
Abstract: The study seeks to answer the question of how the concept of history education has developed in the Czech Republic and what form of struggles have taken place over the shaping of this concept. The study focuses firstly on the milestones in changes to history education after 1989 and, secondly, on the debates surrounding these changes. The debates were three main types: (a) over the place history should have within the education system, (b) over textbooks and (c) over the content of history education. Two hypotheses were formed: that the change in political circumstances in 1989 would have led to changes to the ways in which history was taught in schools and that the greatest controversies would have been associated with the new interpretation of historical events. It has been shown that neither teaching methods nor the contents of classes have changed.

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