ㆍ발행기관 : 역사교육학회ㆍ수록지정보 : 역사교육논집 / 34권 / 109 ~ 134 페이지 ㆍ저자명 : 김중락 ( Joong Lak Kim )
The Aim of this research is to examine how Ireland education overcome the nationalism in their history teaching by analyzing the history textbooks and particularly their description on the Great Famine. The Irish history education had been under the strong influence of the Irish nationalism as it tried to establish an Irish identity which was most needed after the independence from the British rule. Most history textbooks until 1960s tended to be strong nationalistic as the government controled the history textbooks by the Liosta which was the list of government approved textbooks. However this tendency was challenged by the revisionist interpretation in 1970s and new history movement in the English schools in 1980s. The popular sympathy seems now in the side of the revisionism. The examination of two history textbooks Dermot Lucey, The Past Today (Gill ＆ Macmillan, 2002) and Ray Quinn and Desmond O`Leary, Door to the Past (Folens, 2002) shows that the nationalistic interpretation on the Great Famine no longer exist. Most descriptions on the various issues the Great Famine seems quite objective. However, the overcome of the nationalism in history education does not dependent upon the history textbooks. In order to get over the trap of nationalism, other elements such as mind of history teachers also must be counted.