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Chile: Controversy Over Change from ‘Dictatorship’ to ‘Military Government’ in School Textbooks

Categories: Latin America, Chile, Education, History, Politics, War & Conflict

Greg Weeks explains [1] the controversy over a decision to use ‘military government’ instead of ‘dictatorship’ in school textbooks: “Even if children don't bother reading them, their teachers will be using them to frame their own discussions in the classroom. They are a critical part of the construction of national identity, so revisions–subtle or otherwise–are a high-stake endeavor.”