Teaching The Nation

Anna Clark
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Teaching The Nation

Subjects

Education

Published

22 February 2006

ISBN

9780522852332

Pages

200

Weight

250g

Size

211mm x 140mm

Subjects

Education

Imprint

MUP Academic

Teaching The Nation

Anna Clark
The 'History Wars' have come to dominate discussion of Australian history in recent years, and have been waged over various national sites of celebration and commemoration.
Anna Clark suggests that this anxiety over Australia's past has intensified as debate grows over how to teach 'our history' to 'our children'.
The 'History Wars' have come to dominate discussion of Australian history in recent years, and have been waged over various national sites of celebration and commemoration.
Anna Clark suggests that this anxiety over Australia's past has intensified as debate grows over how to teach 'our history' to 'our children'.Arguments rage over whether to teach the colonisation of Australia as an 'invasion' or a 'settlement', and whether students need to know Australia's first prime minister. Meanwhile, many school children still think Australian history is boring and irrelevant.
In light of John Howard's recent call for a change in how history is currently taught in schools, Teaching the Nation examines the politics and pedagogy of Australian history education at a time when the nation's history seems more hotly debated than ever.

Anna Clark

Anna Clark

Anna Clark is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. She has written extensively on history education, historiography and historical consciousness, including: Teaching the Nation: Politics and Pedagogy in Australian History (2006), History’s Children: History Wars in the Classroom (2008), Private Lives, Public History (2016), the History Wars (2003) with Stuart Macintyre, as well as two history books for children, Convicted! and Explored!

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