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Title: Defining the Pakistani Nation in History Education: An Examination of Pakistan Studies Textbooks
Keywords: Pakistan Studies, national identity, history textbooks
Issue Date: 8-Aug-2011
Citation: WANG YAQIAN (2011-08-08). Defining the Pakistani Nation in History Education: An Examination of Pakistan Studies Textbooks. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The history knowledge imparted in Pakistan?s textbooks had incurred criticism from many studies since the 1980s, which generally introduced how the textbooks distorted the country?s history. This thesis was written to evaluate the effect of Pakistan?s history teaching materials in the construction of national identity among students. The research used the Pakistan Studies textbooks published in recent years as the main resources to examine and analyse how the Pakistani nation was defined in the content of the textbooks. It was found that Pakistan?s history textbooks attempted to promote a series of common characteristics shared by the Pakistanis. Students were encouraged to understand the shared national characteristics and how the Pakistani nation was different from other nations. In order to highlight the characteristics that helped define the nation, some narratives regarding the history of Pakistan were written in a different way from many mainstream academic publications.
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