Are we all constructivists now? Exploring the impact of nationalism studies among Slovakia’s secondary-school teachers

Šulíková, Jana (2017) Are we all constructivists now? Exploring the impact of nationalism studies among Slovakia’s secondary-school teachers. National identities, 20 (5). pp. 515-537. ISSN 1469-9907

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This paper focuses on the impact of current nationalism studies on national narratives disseminated through secondary education. The paper draws on interviews and focus group discussions with 31 teachers in Slovakia as a case study and asks to what extent these teachers’ understandings of national identity reflect primordialism, constructivism or ethno-symbolism. It also explores the teachers’ awareness of these mainstream paradigms. The findings defy the straightforward categorisation of the teachers’ views into these paradigms and suggest that nationalism studies have a limited impact, as the teachers’ understandings remain unchallenged. The paper concludes with the implications for educational research and practice.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: National identity, teachers, history education, social sciences education, Slovakia
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
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Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 10:00
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 10:00
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/4204

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