How are peace and tolerance represented in history textbooks for primary and secondary education

  • Todor Cepreganov
  • Sonja Nikolova

Abstract

One of the most sensitive areas in society is the process of education in which students of all ages,nations and religious commitments acquire knowledge and skills, but also basic human and character traits.History has a primary role in the educational process in which students acquire knowledge related toidentity, history of a particular area, and knowledge about conflicts and territorial divisions. Unfortunately, thisstill marks the Balkans as being a "powder keg". Intertwined national histories and national-chauvinisttendencies today still make this area politically and militarily unstable. In this framework, students learn aboutthe national history of their country, and about the history of their immediate and wider environment. However,most important of all is the fact that the teaching contents have the primary role in building awareness, wherestudents of all ages should build a sense of peace and tolerance that are the basis for a healthy future and astable and promising societyThe question remains whether the educational content of the teaching subject History in primary andsecondary education produces coexistence and educate young people in Macedonia according to theprinciples of peace and tolerance.
Published
Jun 16, 2016
How to Cite
CEPREGANOV, Todor; NIKOLOVA, Sonja. How are peace and tolerance represented in history textbooks for primary and secondary education. Faculty of Educational Sciences, [S.l.], p. pp. 324-329, june 2016. ISSN 1857- 8810. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/AMC/article/view/1473>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2017.