Friday, May 22, 2009

Teaching the British Empire

An interesting article: "At the Prince of Wales Education Summer School for English and history specialists in July 2003, calls were made from the Prince himself, along with historian Professor Niall Ferguson and Scott Harrison, Specialist Adviser for History at the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted – the official schools’ watchdog in Britain), for the history of Britain’s imperial past to be reinstated at the core of the secondary-school curriculum (Pike, 2003). Ferguson presented a television programme on the British Empire that was watched by more than two million people in Britain. I will argue that Marxists should endorse these calls..."