Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys free pdf How did East and West Germany and Japan reconstitute national identity after World War II? Did all three experience parallel reactions to national trauma and reconstruction? History education shaped how these nations reconceived their national identities. Because the content of history education was controlled by different actors, history education materials framed national identity in very different ways. In Japan, where the curriculum was controlled by bureaucrats bent on maintaining their purported neutrality, materials focused on the empirical building blocks of history (who? where? what?) at the expense of discussions of historical responsibility. In East Germany, where party cadres controlled the curriculum, students were taught that World War II was a capitalist aberration. In (West) Germany, where teachers controlled the curriculum, students were taught the lessons of shame and then regeneration after historians turned away from grand national narratives. This book shows that constructions of national identity are not easily malleable on the basis of moral and political concerns only, but that they are subject to institutional constraints and opportunities. In an age when post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation has become a major focus of international policies, the analysis offers important implications for the parallel revision of portrayals of national history and the institutional reconstruction of policy-making regimes.

About Julian Dierkes

Julian Dierkes is an Associate Professor and the Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research at the University of British Columbia's Institute of Asian Research where he teaches Asia Pacific Policy Studies. Dr. Dierkes' current research focuses on a sociological analysis of supplementary education ("juku") in Japan.

Details Book

Author : Julian Dierkes
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 01 March 2011
ISBN : 0415667232
EAN : 9780415667234
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys free pdfPostwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys

    How did East and West Germany and Japan reconstitute national identity after World War II. Did all three experience parallel reactions to national trauma and reconstruction..


  • History of Manual and Industrial Education free pdfHistory of Manual and Industrial Education

    Excerpt from History of Manual and Industrial Education: 1870 to 1917 This volume covers a well-defined period of development in manual and industrial education. It begins with the analysis of the mechanic arts for teaching purposes and ends with the interruption caused by the World War in Europe and with the passage of the National Vocational Education Act in America..


  • National 5 History Success Guide free pdfNational 5 History Success Guide

    National 5 History Success Guide provides easy-to-use and value-for-money revision for all abilities and learning styles and includes guidance on the National 5 course and assessments structure..


  • National 5 History Success Guide free pdfNational 5 History Success Guide

    National 5 History Success Guide provides easy-to-use and value-for-money revision for all abilities and learning styles and includes guidance on the National 5 course and assessments structure..


  • Mompesson House free pdfMompesson House

    Suitable for visitors to National Trust Properties. this National Trust guidebook covers history. horticulture. garden history. history of art. architecture. social history..


  • Postwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys free pdfPostwar History Education in Japan and the Germanys

    . How did East and West Germany and Japan reconstitute national identity after World War II? Did all three experience parallel reactions to national trauma and reconstruction? History education shape