This book examines the nexus between nation-building and history education globally and the implication for cultural diversity and social justice. It studies some of the major education reforms and policy issues in history education in a global culture, and regards them in the light of recent shifts in history education and policy research. In doing so, the volume provides a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation, history education and policy-driven reforms. It makes clear that the impact of globalisation on education policy and reforms is a strategically significant issue for us all. The book focuses on the importance of nation-building and patriotism in history education, and presents up-to-date research on global trends in history education reforms and policy research. It provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concerns in the field of globalisation, history education and policy research.
Foreword.- Preface.- Contributors.- 1. Globalisation and the Politics of Education Reforms; Joseph Zajda.- 2. Historical Thinking and Narrative in a Global Culture; John. A. Whitehouse.- 3. Globalisation, Ideology and History School Textbooks: The Russian Federation; Joseph Zajda.- 4. Globalisation and History Education: The USA and Canada; Lisa Y. Faden.- 5. Globalisation, Politics of Historical Memory in Sino-Japanese Relations; Ria Shibata.- 6. Political, Educational and Historiographical Theoretical Perspectives in the History Curriculum; Robert M. Guyver.- 7. Citizenship Education and Active Student Participation: The Netherlands; Wiel Veugelers.- 8. The Politics of History Textbooks in Belarus: between Globalization and Authoritarian Confinement; Anna Zadora.- 9. Globalisation and History Education Reforms in Singapore; Michael H. Lee.- 10. Facing the Challenge: Obstacles to Global and Global Citizenship Education in US Schools; Anatoli Rapoport.- 11. National History Curriculum and Standards for Secondary Schools in the Russian Federation; Liudmila Aleksashkina and Joseph Zajda.- 12. Nation-Building and History Education in a Global Culture; Joseph Zajda.- Index.