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Whitewashing War

Author: Christopher Leahey
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807771686
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Whitewashing War explores perhaps the most critical issue social studies educators presently face: How do we teach our students about war? In this timely book, Christopher Leahey investigates how the political struggles over the social studies curriculum, the corporate domination of the textbook and testing industry, and the curricular constraints of the No Child Left Behind Act combine to stifle historical inquiry and deprive students of meaningful social studies instruction. Using the controversial Vietnam War as a case study, Leahey holds textbook narratives up to the light, illuminating how the adoption process, interpretive framework, and selection of evidence combine to transform the past into thinly veiled historical myths. By attending to questions traditionally ignored in history education, this dynamic book: Challenges educators to rethink their pedagogical approaches to military conflict, American and otherwise. Calls on teachers to develop students’ critical sensibilities to ask questions, conduct research, evaluate evidence, and make meaning of the past. Provides classroom lessons for history educators and students to engage in rich, intellectual encounters with the historical record. Christopher R. Leahey teaches world history in upstate New York. His articles have appeared in Social Education and The Social Studies. “If students are to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century, then we need to provide inspired, interdisciplinary instruction that can provide the skills, values and knowledge to enable our future citizens with the possibility, promise, and perspective to transform their world. Whitewashing War provides that solid interdisciplinary framework for teachers and students to teach and learn about the myth of war.” —Critical Education “Leahey echoes a concern expressed by others that history textbooks fail to address the realities of war.” —CHOICE “The crowning achievement of Whitewashing War is that it clearly illustrates the necessity of pursuing rational answers about why things are as they are (or were as they were). It becomes clear upon reading this book that, if we help our students pursue rational answers in the course of creating personally meaningful understandings of the world, they will figure out just what it is that needs to be done.” —From the Foreword by E. Wayne Ross, University of British Columbia “The author has done a masterful job of exploring issues of historiography, pedagogy, textbook debates, and critical thinking. Through a deep examination of two historical turning points in the Vietnam War, he has contrasted the known facts of these periods with the accounts contained in the textbooks.” —Rick Ayers, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley “A passionate and powerful analysis. Christopher Leahey provides penetrating insight into how Americans teach about their wars. As such, his book is an invaluable aid to understanding the past and its connection to our current predicament.” —Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University “Whitewashing War challenges the fundamental assumptions underlying the corporate regime of standards, textbooks, and testing and exposes the distortions, manipulation, and lies that result. Leahey builds a compelling case for critical inquiry and dialogue. Highly recommended!” —Ronald W. Evans, San Diego State University, author of The Social Studies Wars

Educating For Peace In A Time Of Permanent War

Author: Paul R. Carr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415899206
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"What is the meaning of peace, why should we study it, and how should we achieve it? Although there are an increasing number of manuscripts, curricula and initiatives that grapple with some strand of peace education, there is, nonetheless, a dearth of critical, cross-disciplinary, international projects/books that examine peace education in conjunction with war and conflict. Within this volume, the authors contend that war/military conflict/violence are not a nebulous, far-away, mysterious venture; rather, they argue that we are all, collectively, involved in perpetrating and perpetuating militarization/conflict/violence inside and outside of our own social circles. Therefore, education about and against war can be as liberating as it is necessary. If war equates killing, can our schools avoid engaging in the examination of what war is all about? If education is not about peace, then is it about war? Can a society have education that willfully avoids considering peace as its central objective? Can a democracy exist if pivotal notions of war and peace are not understood, practiced, advocated and ensconced in public debate? These questions, according to Carr and Porfilio and the contributors they have assembled, merit a critical and extensive reflection. This book seeks to provide a range of epistemological, policy, pedagogical, curriculum and institutional analyses aimed at facilitating meaningful engagement toward a more robust and critical examination of the role that schools play (and can play) in framing war, militarization and armed conflict and, significantly, the connection to peace"-- Provided by publisher.

The First U S History Textbooks

Author: Barry Joyce
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498502164
Size: 20.95 MB
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This book offers a fresh, multidisciplinary analysis of American history textbooks published in the first half of the nineteenth century, focusing on the emergence of an American “origins” narrative prevalent in these works as well as the methods employed to convey this tale to readers. The themes addressed in this work are timely in light of current controversies over American history curriculum, the role of textbooks, and the idea of a common American narrative.