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dc.contributor.authorZahra, Gilbert John-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-25T08:48:13Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-25T08:48:13Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationZahra, G.J. (2014). The construction of the citizen and the ‘other’ in schools: an analysis of social studies curricula and textbooks used in state schools. Malta Review of Educational Research, 8(2), 340-362.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn17269725-
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/20643-
dc.description.abstractOne aim of schooling, as the role of the nation-state, is the creation of the citizen (Dewey, 2006). However, no citizen can be created without the creation of the ‘other’ (Ahmad, 2009; Sultana, 2008; Mason, 2007). In this essay I ask ‘who is the Maltese citizen, as the selected ambassador of the culture that propels this society, and who are his/her ‘others’?’ I seek to answer these questions by looking at the state’s syllabi and books used in Social Studies in Maltese primary schools and argue how Maltese are given a monolithic identity marked by them being Christian and European. This process is inevitably violent upon the ‘other’ who lives with (or amongst) the Maltese in a context where Huntington’s (1993) “doomsday image” (Brasted, 1997, p. 8) is becoming increasingly relevant.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Faculty of Educationen_GB
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_GB
dc.subjectNationalism -- Study and teaching -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectCitizenship -- Study and teaching -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectEducation -- Curricula -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleThe construction of the citizen and the ‘other’ in schools : an analysis of social studies curricula and textbooks used in state schoolsen_GB
dc.typearticleen_GB
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dc.description.reviewedpeer-revieweden_GB
dc.publication.titleMalta Review of Educational Researchen_GB
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