Transcantonal Circulation of School Knowledge Through the Prism of History Textbooks, German and Civic Education in Switzerland (1830-1950)

  • Alexandre Fontaine
  • Aurélie de Mestral
  • Viviane Rouiller
Keywords: Cultural transfers, textbooks, circulation of school knowledge, civic education, national history, teaching of German

Abstract

This article aims to provide an analysis of school knowledge transcantonal circulation in Switzerland using the methodological developments of the concept of Cultural transfers. It consists in considering the textbook as a vector of Cultural transfers, which allows the circulation and appropriation of plural knowledge related to the consolidation of cantonal, regional or national identities. The article proposes to support transfer mechanisms by examining history, civic education and German textbooks that circulate between Swiss cantons and even beyond national borders.

Published
11-07-2018
How to Cite
Fontaine, A., de Mestral, A., & Rouiller, V. (2018). Transcantonal Circulation of School Knowledge Through the Prism of History Textbooks, German and Civic Education in Switzerland (1830-1950). Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 40(1), 67-86. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.40.1.5053