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PhD defence

Heritage Education - Memories of the Past in the Present Caribbean Social Studies Curriculum: A view from Teacher Practice

Tuesday 28 May 2019
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden
Mural at St. Luke's School Primary School, Dominica


As part of Nexus 1492 Subproject 4: A Future for Diverse Caribbean Heritages,which seeks to shed light on how local communities interpret and engage with heritage in present day, this doctoral study aims to gain insight on how indigenous heritage is represented in the school curriculum for social studies.

To this end, the research questions focus on analyzing the relationships that are formed between individuals and the past in the school context. Taking into account teachers’
perspectives on subject content and pedagogical practices can contribute to gaining a better understanding of the role of education in safeguarding heritage.


  • Prof. C.L. Hofman


PhD defences are free; you do not have to register.

PhD dissertations

PhD dissertations by Leiden PhD students are available digitally after the defence through the Leiden Repository, that offers free access to these PhD dissertations. Please note that in some cases a dissertation may be under embargo temporarily and access to its full-text version will only be granted later.

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+31 71 527 3282

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