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1st Edition

Issues in History Teaching

ISBN 9780415206693
Published February 23, 2000 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Written by a range of history professionals, including HMIs, this book provides excellent ideas on the teaching, learning and organization of history in primary and secondary schools.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Series 1. What are the Issues in the Teaching of History? 2. Government Policies, the State and the Teaching of History 3. Curriculum Decision-Making in the Primary School Section One: Issues in the Classroom 4. Teaching Historical Significance 5. Historical Knowledge and Historical Skills 6. Teaching about Interpretations 7. Issues in the Teaching of Chronology 8. Information and Communication Technology in the History Classroom 9. History Teaching and Special Educational Needs 10. Thinking and Feeling: pupils' preconceptions about the past and historical understanding Section Two: Broader Educational Issues and History 11. Citizenship and the Teaching and Learning of History 12. 'History for the Nation': Multiculturalism and the Teaching of History 13. Primary School History in Europe: A Staple Diet or a Hot Potato? 14. History in Europe: The Benefits and Challenges of Co-operation Section Three: Issues in the Training of History Teachers 15. Current Issues in the Training of Secondary History Teachers: An HMI Perspective 16. Good Practice in the School Based Training of History Teachers 17. Inspecting Subject Knowledge

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James Arthur is Professor and Deputy Head of the Centre for Educational Research at Canterbury Christ Church University College. Robert Phillips is Lecturer in Education at the University of Wales, Swansea.


'James Arthur and Robert Phillips have done well in listing the issues on history teachers' agendas and then finding people to write about them in a stimulating way.' - The Times Educational Supplement