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Jihad, the Greek Civil War, genocides, minority rights, the Holocaust, syndicalism, the modern refugee crisis – these are some of the topics that a working group of historians will be adding to the history curriculum of the new education program at schools, Kathimerini has learned.

The way history is being taught is changing, in both philosophy and method, "with the aim of moving away from the mindless repetition that has become so common in the classroom, and imbuing students with a sense of historical perspective and consciousness," says George Kokkinos, professor of history at the University of the Aegean and a member of the six-person team of experts comprising educators with specialized studies in history and education. The proposal is modern, factual and very likely to leave students with a sense of "woe."


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