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Macalester College

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Spring 2009

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Bolivia: Culture and Development


This project focuses on how history classes in a public highschool in Quillacollo, Bolivia, affects imaginaries of the nation and the student’s national identity. The work addresses both content of the current history curriculum, as well as methodology and pedagogy as a theory and its practice in the classroom. The questions addressed come together to shed light on the current reality of the school as influencing student’s understanding of their relation to the world and the underlying problems of the educational system. Furthermore this work hopes to enlighten future attempts at reworking the educational system, as well as political intentions to recreate imaginaries of the nation and national identities.


Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | History


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