Postmodernism and its Challenge to the Discipline of History: Implications for History Education

  title={Postmodernism and its Challenge to the Discipline of History: Implications for History Education},
  author={Kaya Yılmaz},
  journal={Educational Philosophy and Theory},
  pages={779 - 795}
  • Kaya Yılmaz
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Educational Philosophy and Theory
  • There is a confusion over and inchoate understanding of how the past is made understandable through postmodernist historical orientation. The purpose of the article is to outline the characteristic features of the postmodernist movement in social sciences, to explain its confrontation with history, to document its critique of the conventional practice of history, and to discuss its implications for history education. The postmodernist challenge to the foundations of the discipline of history is… CONTINUE READING
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