Political values in History text books for primary school en Mexico


  • Gladys Ortiz


Text book, ideology, political values, modernization, content analysis


History text books officially used in Mexican schools have been and still are supporters of political values since their creation in the sixties. History text books in 1960 promoted nationalims as the main value, product of the need of national union of those postrevolutionary times; History text books in 1972 taught diversity and communication as central values, also due to the political and social context. What are the dominant values that the Mexican goverment tries to teach children in present History text books which have been created in the so-called «modernization»?.