Revista mexicana de investigación educativa
versión impresa ISSN 1405-6666
VARGAS ESCOBAR, Natalia. The History of Mexico in Free Textbooks: Evidence of Transformations in the Models of National Integration. RMIE [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.49, pp. 489-523. ISSN 1405-6666.
This study analyzes the official version of the Mexican nation, associated with various projects of integration into the political community. The research used three national history textbooks corresponding to different presidential terms. These texts are our evidence since they are prepared and published by the government and distributed as free and mandatory to elementary students. The analysis of each book is related to the ideological and institutional framework of the government in office when the book was published. The final objective of the study is to identify divergence and convergence in the three texts' register in order to explain the possibility of updating the idea of nation in an effort to justify and explain political action.
Palabras llave : textbooks; history of Mexico; politics; role of state; analysis of content; Mexico.