In Defence of History

Teaching the Past and the Meaning of Democratic Citizenship

by Ken Osborne

Either we understand our past, or we let it control us, with untold consequences for the resent and the future.

In the Neo-conservative economic and political climate of the 1990's, history as a school subject is fast becoming an endangered species.  In his Defence of History, KEN OSBORNE makes a well-reasoned and eloquent plea for the importance of teaching history, arguing that it is essential for the development of critically thinking democratic citizens.

About the Author

KEN OSBORNE is a member of the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. He taught for twelve years in the Winnipeg school system before joining the university. He has written extensively in the areas of history teaching, labour studies, political education and peace education.

Subjects (BISAC)

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