SchĂ€r Bernhard C. & Sperisen Vera (2010). Â« Switzerland and the Holocaust : Teaching contested history Â». Journal of Curriculum Studies, vol. 42, nÂ° 5, p. 649–669. ISSN 0022-0272. En ligne : <http://www.tandfonline. ... .1080/00220271003698462>.
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Creators: SchĂ€r, Sperisen
Collection: Journal of Curriculum Studies
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This study is about a history textbook which introduces the new transnational masterânarrative of Holocaust memory into the classrooms of the Germanâspeaking part of Switzerland. The script of the book entails a replacement of the formerly dominant view of Switzerland as a neutral nation resisting evil in favour of an image that aligns Switzerland with other nations that accept the Holocaust as part of their national history, and combine their efforts to prevent such crimes in the future. However, this process cannot be seen as hegemonic or total since it is fragmented at various levels. On the level of state power, there is no uniform vision of the nationâs history. Therefore, the book needed to accommodate its critics to a certain extent. Furthermore, there are institutional rules of history education that restrict a direct transmission of knowledge and promote teaching youths to develop their own views. And then there are the teachers, who have their part in shaping history.
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