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dc.contributor.authorKolesova, Elena
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T03:08:32Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T03:08:32Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3888
dc.description.abstractThe school history textbook is gaining critical scholarly attention globally as a contested medium of conflicting ideologies and interests. At issue are the roles and the consequences of education and textbooks in influencing the ethos of future citizens. The Russian Federation and Japan are two nations that continue to receive strong criticism over their history textbooks from international and domestic critics for using them to legitimise the ruling government, rather than to foster critical understanding of the past. At the same time, both nations equally face criticism from rightist groups in their own countries for not using history textbooks well enough to legitimise the ruling elites, state power and to promote patriotism. This article provides comparative analyses of narrative strategies and ideologies used in 44 history textbooks, 22 from each country, approved by Russian and Japanese Ministries of Education between 1997 and 2010. Under scrutiny are the causes, the course and the consequences of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05), the first military conflict of the 20th century, where the interests of major political players, the United States, Britain, France, Russia and Japan collided. The main question is how do the narratives of the Russo-Japanese War that students are exposed to at school today reflect the different current readings of histories in each nation?en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectJapanen_NZ
dc.subjectRussian Federationen_NZ
dc.subjecthistory textbooksen_NZ
dc.subjectRusso-Japanese war (1904-1905)en_NZ
dc.subjectnational identityen_NZ
dc.titleDoes history education really matter? The comparative study of Japanese and Russian history textbooks ca. 1997-2010en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.date.updated2017-07-11T00:03:18Z
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ
dc.subject.marsden200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studiesen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden210302 Asian Historyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationKolesova, E. (2014, June). Does History Education Really Matter? The Comparative Study of Japanese and Russian History Textbooks ca. 1997-2010. Paper presented at International Symposium: Global Education around the World - Should World History and Geography become compulsory subjects?, Aoyama University, Tokyo, Japan.en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleGlobal Education around the World - Should World History and Geography become compulsory subjects?en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAoyama University, Tokyo, Japanen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAoyama University, Tokyo, Japanen_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2014-06
unitec.conference.edate2014-06
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms56723en_NZ


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