A common textbook for Europe? Utopia or a Crucial Challenge?

  • Joke van der Leeuw-Roord
Part of the Reihe Geschichtswissenschaft book series (REIGE)


EUROCLIO decided in spring 2007 to acclaim the initiative of the European Union’s presidency, Germany, to launch a common European history book for secondary school education.1 This was a radical change with its traditional policy, where it always recoiled from the idea of a common text or resource book on the history of Europe, as history educators throughout Europe feared that it would create a watered down official European narrative as result.2


Citizenship Education School History History Education History Textbook Regional History 
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