La cultura de paz en la educación para la ciudadanía y los derechos humanos en los libros de texto de educación primaria

Maria Carme Boqué Torrermorell, Mercè PañEllas Valls, Montserrat Alguacil De Nicolás, Laura García Raga

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This article examines the contribution of education in the construction of the culture of peace in 11 educational textbooks for primary students, which were edited in the Autonomous Community of Cataluña in 2009, given that the area is the most explicitly linked to peace. A documentary study was carried out by way of the comparative methodology, along with an analysis of the content through the use of a previously designed and validated instrument favored by independent evaluators. The results show certain gaps: the absence of the word “peace” in 63 per cent of the books; inattention to the past and the future (absent in 38.5 and 72.7 per cent, respectively); a lack of participative and democratic practices (55 per cent); the omission of social conflicts and their respective actors (54.5 per cent) or ignorance of the local-global relationship (48.7 per cent), to mention some of the most marked failures.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)80-97
Number of pages18
JournalPerfiles Educativos
Issue number146
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Competences
  • Education for peace
  • Curriculum
  • Citizenship education
  • Basic education
  • Textbooks

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