“Best Not to Forget Them”: Secondary Students' Judgments of Historical Significance in Northern Ireland

@article{Barton2005BestNT,
  title={“Best Not to Forget Them”: Secondary Students' Judgments of Historical Significance in Northern Ireland},
  author={Keith C. Barton},
  journal={Theory \& Research in Social Education},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={44 - 9}
}
  • Keith C. Barton
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Theory & Research in Social Education
Abstract This study investigated Catholic and Protestant students' ideas about historical significance in Northern Ireland. The research was conducted in two secondary schools in a medium-sized rural town, and data were derived from a ranking task and semi-structured interview with 40 students, aged 12–17, equally divided between the two communities. Students of both backgrounds emphasized the importance of community conflict and remembrance; in addition, Catholics emphasized fairness and equal… Expand
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