Multiperspectivity in History Teaching: a Guide for Teachers (2003)
PDF free of charge on:http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/historyteaching/Source/Notions/Multiperspectivity/MultiperspectivityEnglish.pdfThe present Guide took as its inspiration the discussions at the Regional trainingseminars on "The beginnings of World War II in South East Europe" (Bled,Slovenia, October 2001) and "The challenges facing history teachers in the 21stCentury in a regional context" (Budapest, November 2001). The teachers and theteacher trainers from all the countries of South East Europe expressed their needfor examples of dealing with multiperspectivity which they could use in theclassrooms.However, they indicated that they needed examples which did not directly relateto the situations in their countries. The examples provided can be adapted to thesituations in the countries of South East Europe. Some of the examples are wellknown but the manner of dealing with them is innovative and the question of multiperspectivityhas been dealt with in some of the regional training seminars bothin the Stability Pact countries and in the republics of the former Soviet Union. TheGuide will provide the basis for any future training seminars for teachers.The author of the Guide, Dr Robert Stradling, was the author of the Handbook onTeaching 20th Century European History and has followed the work on historyand history teaching in South East Europe carried out within the framework of theStability Pact. He has been rapporteur of many Council of Europe symposia andseminars and will be the Project Adviser for the new Steering Committee forEducation Project on the European Dimension in History Teaching which willbegin in 2003.