Author Ward, Kyle
Title An historiographical analysis of how United States history textbooks have portrayed the Pacific War (1941--1945) from 1981--2006
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Descript 140 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-10, Section: A, page: 4188
Adviser: Susan Kiger
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Indiana State University, 2007
This study looked at high school U.S. history textbooks published between the years 1981-2006 to see how they portrayed the Pacific War (1941-1945) to American students. The research methodology known as historiography was used to identify what has impacted the content of these textbooks during this time. This study looked at research conducted by academic historians, as well as academic professional journals and magazines, and educational initiatives, all developed and used from 1981 to 2006, to see if any, or all of these areas had an impact on the content of U.S. high school history textbooks published during this time
This study concluded that U.S. history textbooks published from 1981 to 2006 were impacted mostly by educational initiatives such as; 'A Nation at Risk,' 'the History Standards Movement' and 'No Child Left Behind,' and the concerns that many history teachers had about state-wide high-stakes testing. What academic historians and social studies/history education researchers discovered during this same time period seemed to have little, or no effect on the content of U.S. history textbooks
School code: 0094
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 68-10A
Subject Education, Secondary
Education, Social Sciences
Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Alt Author Indiana State University