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History Education and Conflict Transformation

Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores history teaching and education in relation to conflict transformation in post-conflict societies

  • Draws on social psychological theories to demonstrate the impact of history teaching on conflict transformation

  • Examines a global range of case studies

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Conflict Transformation and History Teaching: Social Psychological Theory and Its Contributions

    • Charis Psaltis, Mario Carretero, Sabina Čehajić-Clancy
    Pages 1-34Open Access
  3. Global and Regional Perspectives on Textbook Writing, Civil Society Organizations and Social Representations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35
    2. Social Representations of the Past in Post-conflict Societies: Adherence to Official Historical Narratives and Distrust Through Heightened Threats

      • Charis Psaltis, Renata Franc, Anouk Smeekes, Maria Ioannou, Iris Žeželj
      Pages 97-122Open Access
  4. Social Psychological Perspectives of Perpetrators and Victims

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. How to Teach about the Holocaust? Psychological Obstacles in Historical Education in Poland and Germany

      • Michal Bilewicz, Marta Witkowska, Silviana Stubig, Marta Beneda, Roland Imhoff
      Pages 169-197Open Access
  5. Textbook and Teacher Perspectives in Post-transition and Post-conflict Societies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199
    2. Textbook Narratives and Patriotism in Belarus

      • Anna Zadora
      Pages 257-273Open Access
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 379-384

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established and young researchers and academics, from the fields of psychology, education, and history, the book provides an in-depth exploration of the role of historical narratives, history teaching, history textbooks and the work of civil society organizations in post-conflict societies undergoing reconciliation processes, and reflects on the state of the art at both the international and regional level. As well as dealing with the question of the ‘perpetrator-victim’ dynamic, the book also focuses on the particular context of transition in and out of cold war in Eastern Europe and the post-conflict settings of Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine and Cyprus. It is also exploring the pedagogical classroom practices of history teaching and a critical comparison of various possible approaches taken in educational praxis. The book will make compelling reading for students and researchers of education, history, sociology, peace and conflict studies and psychology.

Keywords

  • civil society organisations
  • textbook studies
  • history textbooks
  • textbook writing
  • post-conflict societies
  • perpetrators and victims
  • open access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

    Charis Psaltis

  • Autonoma University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

    Mario Carretero

  • School of Science and Technology, University Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Sabina Čehajić-Clancy

About the editors

Charis Psaltis is an associate professor in the department of Psychology at the University of Cyprus.

Mario Carretero is a professor in the department of Psychology at Universidad Autonoma Madrid, Spain.

Sabina Čehajić-Clancy is an associate professor in the department of Political Science and International Relations at Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: History Education and Conflict Transformation

  • Book Subtitle: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

  • Editors: Charis Psaltis, Mario Carretero, Sabina Čehajić-Clancy

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54681-0

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-54680-3Published: 06 September 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-85453-3Published: 10 August 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-54681-0Published: 29 August 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 384

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: History of Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Personality and Differential Psychology, Educational Psychology, European History

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)