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The Ethnic 'Other' in Ukrainian History Textbooks: The Case of Russia and the Russians

Janmaat, Germ; (2007) The Ethnic 'Other' in Ukrainian History Textbooks: The Case of Russia and the Russians. Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education , 37 (3) pp. 307-324. Green open access

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Type: Article
Title: The Ethnic 'Other' in Ukrainian History Textbooks: The Case of Russia and the Russians
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: a. Portrayals of the ethnic other in textbooks b. Analysis of history textbooks c. The study is INNOVATIVE in that it introduces a specific methodology to assess the portrayal of the ethnic other in history textbooks. Four criteria have been identified and used to evaluate the textbook narratives with. The broader aim of the special issue in which this article appeared was to assess whether the change to democracy in post-communist Eastern Europe has had an effect on citizenship education. Are East-European states now promoting more inclusive identities and have they now exchanged the monolithic politicised narrative of the past for a neutral narrative emphasizing multiple perspectives? And how do they compare in this regard to the communist states in Asia? These questions are highly relevant for societies making the transition to democracy. The author was a guest editor of the special issue in which the article appeared and compiled the various contributions to this issue. d. Compare is one of the leading journals in the field of comparative education. e. Based on an analysis of ten Ukrainian history textbooks. f. Refereed by two external referees. g. Sole authored.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10005188
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