National Holidays and other Socio-Political Rituals in Schools
Editors of this Issue
Jane Lo, Florida State University, USA
Mehmet Acikalin, Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa, Turkey
Tilman Grammes, University of Hamburg, Germany
Socio-political rituals are often used in society to help promote group solidarity and identity. In this issue, we focus on rituals as formalized, symbolic performances that are purposefully incorporated in school experiences as a kind of self-management of cultures. National holidays and rituals reveal core fundamental aspects of a society or nation, especially when they are celebrated in an educational context.