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The Spanish Civil War in the Classroom: From Absence to Didactic Potential

  • Maria Feliu-Torruella
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)

Abstract

This chapter argues that the Spanish Civil War should have a stronger presence in the educational curriculum in Spain in order to develop a critical citizenship able to approach the conflict from a diversity of perspectives. The chapter analyzes Spanish pedagogy with regard to the Humanities and History in particular, with a view to demonstrating the low profile of the Civil War in Spanish curricula. It then asks, what might the teaching and learning of the Civil War mean for the development of new competencies how might new didactic strategies be developed to bring these to the fore?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Feliu-Torruella
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  1. 1.University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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