At a time whilst the ability of faculties and either country and federal schooling professionals to steer younger people’s feel of belonging is being challenged by way of multilingualism, by way of the claims of supra- and subnational areas and minorities, by way of thoughts of nationwide catastrophes and crimes, and via out-of-school academic media, this selection of essays presents an apposite exploration of the ways that shared narratives stay transmitted and learnt. Its authors, whose paintings emerged from a sequence of meetings organised by means of the French nationwide Institute for Pedagogical learn in Lyon, Barcelona and Paris in 2010, exhibit not just ways that a number of disciplines (including background, literature, social and language stories) tackle younger people’s feel of attachment, but additionally how demanding situations to academic coverage are mirrored in class textbooks and curricula in Algeria, Bulgaria, Catalonia, France, Galicia, Germany, Quebec, Senegal and the us. those reports concerning the position of schooling in terms of mostly tenacious yet transferring nationwide identities should still attract experts of schooling, nationalism stories, historical past and political technological know-how.

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