A Sociocultural Perspective on Children’s Understanding of Historical Change: Comparative Findings From Northern Ireland and the United States

@article{Barton2001ASP,
  title={A Sociocultural Perspective on Children’s Understanding of Historical Change: Comparative Findings From Northern Ireland and the United States},
  author={Keith C. Barton},
  journal={American Educational Research Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={38},
  pages={881 - 913}
}
  • Keith C. Barton
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • American Educational Research Journal
This research examines the extent to which specific forms of historical representation in Northern Ireland and the United States serve as “cultural tools” that shape understanding of change over time. On the basis of classroom observations and interviews with children in Northern Ireland, and using comparisons with previous U.S. research, this study found that children in the two locations differed in their explanations of how and why social and material life has changed over time. These… Expand

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