Dream Time said:the contents in the new revisionist Japanese history textbook are extremely misleading
Nice link. The introduction is interesting - I shall quote a bit ...
ジョージ・ワシントンは、 アメリカがイギリスから独立戦争(1775～1783) で独立を勝ちえたときの総司令官であり、 合衆国の初代大統領であった。 アメリカにとっては建国の偉人である。 しかし戦争に敗れてアメリカという植民地を失ったイギリスにとっては、 必ずしも偉人ではない。 イギリスの歴史教科書には、 今でもワシントンの名前が書かれていない*ものや、 独立軍が反乱軍として扱われているものもある。
* Even now, George [Washington]'s name is not mentioned in English history textbooks.
('scuse the language) I've got to call bullshit on that one. I admit I don't have any history textbooks around and it wasn't my best subject, but I can't believe that's the case. I hope some fellow countryman has the chance to check that out.
The introduction as a whole reads very much as an educated excuse for the book to follow.
[EDIT] It appears what is covered in GCSE and A level history is highly variable - not quite sure how it works - but certainly books for A level history do more than mention his name.
As for GCSE, I came across this random blog bit ...
I dropped history at 14 cos it was so boring, learning about the American war of independence. They didn't teach us a thing about either of the world wars (and it was in fact Blackadder that taught me that the first world war was fought in trenches, not with swords) and the GCSE course was about the spinning jenny and other such nonsense.