Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Research Hall, Room 163
All nations have stories that they tell about themselves to celebrate unique aspects of their culture, political and military triumphs, and the people regarded as heroes. To what extent do schools encourage critical thinking about aspects that people may be less proud of, including shameful parts of a nation’s past? How important is fostering a sense of national pride? Where should we draw the line between notions of a “greater good” that come from shielding school children from uncomfortable historical truths, and notions of “truth and reconciliation” that may help a nation heal and grow from greater public honesty and transparency?