Identifying the past: An exploration of teaching and learning sensitive issues in history at secondary school level

@inproceedings{Conway2006IdentifyingTP,
  title={Identifying the past: An exploration of teaching and learning sensitive issues in history at secondary school level},
  author={Margaret Conway},
  year={2006}
}
My paper explores the apparent dichotomy between History as an academic school subject and information gleaned from the local myths which sustain the prejudices underpinning various community identities. Questions are asked about the extent to which school history can compete with external influences. Comparisons are made between students’ and teachers’ perceptions in two regions of the UK, Oxford in England and Mid Ulster in Northern Ireland. The findings appear to indicate that there are… CONTINUE READING

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