Forum : what is history? The great debate
Steedman, Carolyn. (1984) Forum : what is history? The great debate. History Today, Vol.34 (No.5). pp. 12-13. ISSN 0018-2753Full text not available from this repository.
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'Glory be', said Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Education, speaking to a meeting of those who study and teach history organised by the Historical Association, 'that our nation is saturated with history'. But what do we understand by a nation's history? What constitutes the canon of a society's historical knowledge? This is the focus of a debate about the content of history which contributes to current discussions on the value of teaching history and the defence of the subject in the face of education cuts in schools, universities and polytechnics. Forum this month is given over to a discussion of this vital subject with Roger Mettam discussing Sir Keith Joseph's contribution and Raphael Samuel, Christopher Hill, Carolyn Steedman and Tim Mason, echoing E.H. Carr, asking what is history and how is a national history constructed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > D History (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||History -- Study and teaching (Elementary)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||History Today|
|Publisher:||History Today Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||2|
|Page Range:||pp. 12-13|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Description:||One of six separate contributions to the forum/article|
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