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Os compêndios escolares de Geografia no Estado Novo: mitos e realidades

Author(s): Sérgio Claudino

Journal: Finisterra : Revista Portuguesa de Geografia
ISSN 0430-5027

Volume: XL;
Issue: 79;
Start page: 195;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Geography | New State | Curricula | Textbooks | Official textbooks | Authors.

GEOGRAPHY TEXTBOOKS DURING SALAZAR’S REGIME: MYTHS AND REALITIES.During the period of the New State, the authors of Geography manuals for the first years of schooling ignored the elimination of the subject from the curricula, dictated in the 1930’s. In the high schools, there was a set of contradictory legislation and an uncontrolled production of Geography textbooks, but in the mid-1950’s, an official textbook of Geography, conceived by important school teachers, was approved. The authorities regarded school textbooks as learning aids, which should therefore have a lot of illustrations, elements of research and short texts – which washardly recognizable in the published textbooks. In the end of the 1960’s, a period of free publishing, a new cycle begin.
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