LACK OF AGREEMENT

ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF HISTORY EDUCATION


(The following excerpt is from a forthcoming book titled Future-Focused History: Rethinking the Role of History Education in Society, by Mike Maxwell.)

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If you listen to its defenders, history education has nearly limitless purposes; it appears to be the panacea for all of society's ills. Here is a partial list of lofty reasons that various people have advanced for the study of history: