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Teaching history of Southeastern Europe

Teaching History of Southeaster Europe, ed. Koulouri Christina, Thessaloniki, Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe, 2001, pp. 111

Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe from Thessaloniki, Greece, in the framework of its Southeast European Joint History Project has recently published a book containing 13 short articles written by authors from all Southeastern European countries: Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Macedonia, Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia. The main topic of the book is the role of history teaching, the role of teachers and history textbooks in overcoming national stereotypes and prejudices.

The contents are:

Preface, Costa Carras

Introduction: The Tyranny of History, Christina Koulouri, Democritus University of Thrace

History Textbooks and the Creation of National Identity, Dubravka Stojanovic, University of Belgrade

The Culture of Dialogue, Neven Budak, University of Zagreb

The Persistance of Ethnocentric School History, Thalia Dragonas and Anna Frangoudaki, University of Athens

The History of Albanians and their Neighbors in Albanian Textbooks, Valentina Duka, University of Tirana

The Reflection of Balkan History in the Bulgarian School Textbooks, Alexei Kalionski, University of Sofia

Workshop for the Future, Vera Katz, Institute of History, Sarajevo

History Textbooks and Nationalism, Niyazi Kizilyurek, University of Cyprus

Boring History, Bored Pupils: The Role of History Teachers, Snjezana Koren, Osnovna Skola Eugena Kumicica, Velika Gorica, Croatia

Suggestions for the Teaching of Non-Conflictual History, Mirela-Luminita Murgescu, University of Bucharest

The Situation Regarding History Teaching in SEE, Bozo Repe, University of Ljubljana

Beyond National Narratives. The Role of History Textbooks, Hanna Schissler, Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig

General Problems in the History Textbooks of the Balkans, Emilija Simoska, Institute for Sociological, Political and Legal Research, Center for Ethnic Relations, Skopje

In the Appendix there are Questionnaires for the seven workshop organized since December 1999th till March 2001st under the title Teaching sensitive and controversial issues in the history of Southeast Europe published.

Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe
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