Historieundervisning i statens intresse : Forum för levande historia och dess projekt Brott mot mänskligheten under kommunistiska regimer
Abstract (Summary)The background to this thesis is the Public authority ‘Forum för levande historia’ and their campaign “Violation of human rights in Communist states”. The purpose was to investigate how the educational material distributed stand in relation to the nation curricula and education acts that are directing the history teaching in the compulsory- and the upper secondary school in Sweden, together with selected textbooks in history. The political debate that has created the media’s interest for the project has been implemented and reviewed in the study. The theoretical part has its basis in different types of historiography and has been applied on the empirical study where the material has been analysed. The study shows that the material supplied by ‘Forum för levande historia’ on one hand can be criticized as biased, at the same time it is bringing a new dimension to the studied areas.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/25/2008