“PORTUGAL GIGANTE”: NATIONALISM, MOTHERLAND AND COLONIAL ENCOUNTERS IN PORTUGUESE SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS

M. Dores Cruz: “PORTUGAL GIGANTE”: NATIONALISM, MOTHERLAND AND COLONIAL ENCOUNTERS IN PORTUGUESE SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS (2007) excerpt:
“In this article, I examine the nationalistic discourse and iconography present in Portuguese elementary school textbooks from the Estado Novo period. This analysis is taken in the context of broader political and cultural issues of the creation of Portuguese national consciousness, when pride in a past became a tool used by political officials to mobilize a largely illiterate and, supposedly, submissive population in support of the dictatorship and its policies.”

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Revisiting the Role School-Regents Played in the Educational Policy of Estado Novo

​...on transmitting a generalized message of acceptance of current social and political Order, School became mainly valued as a tool for the inculcation of the regime’s ideology, for the neutralization of most population’s expectations for social mobility and for the pacification of the most non-conformist minds. (Excerpt from article by Paulo Guinote)

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