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RODRIGUEZ AVILA, Sandra Patricia. The construction of the official memory of the Independence Centennial: The Colombian History Text Book by Henao and Arrubla. Folios [online]. 2010, n.32, pp. 23-42. ISSN 0123-4870.
In this paper, an analysis of the official memory of Colombian history, as it is presented in the textbook by Henao y Arrubla is made. This textbook is crucial in the analysis because it was awarded during the Centennial of Independence (1910). By reviewing the conditions in which the Commission of the Centennial designed the contest, the actions taken to achieve the official adoption of this text book and the curricular strategies for the organization of a symbolic scheme in school contexts, this article shows the mnemonic devices of memorization and remembrance which Henao and Arrubla textbook exhibits, in order for the Hispanic truths and values to become the dominant referent of the Independence during the XXth Century.
Keywords : Centennial of independence; official memory; text books; history teaching.