Nation-Building and History Education in a Global Culture

  • Joseph¬†Zajda

Part of the Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research book series (GCEP, volume 13)

About this book


This book examines the nexus between nation-building and history education globally and the implication for cultural diversity and social justice. It studies some of the major education reforms and policy issues in history education in a global culture, and regards them in the light of recent shifts in history education and policy research. In doing so, the volume provides a comprehensive picture of the intersecting and diverse discourses of globalisation, history education and policy-driven reforms. It makes clear that the impact of globalisation on education policy and reforms is a strategically significant issue for us all. The book focuses on the importance of nation-building and patriotism in history education, and presents up-to-date research on global trends in history education reforms and policy research. It provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concerns in the field of globalisation, history education and policy research.


active student participation citizenship education comparative education education reforms global citizenship education global culture global education globalisation higher education historical thinking and narrative history education history school textbooks ideology national history curriculum and standards

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph¬†Zajda
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityEast MelbourneAustralia

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