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Title:Impressions on aspects of the process - and outcomes - of curriculum transformation in History for schools after 1994 in South Africa
Author:Van Eeden, E.S.
Periodical:New contree: a journal of historical and human sciences for Southern Africa
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:history education
curriculum development
secondary education
Abstract:South Africa's revised curriculum transformations in History after 1994 in the Further Education and Training phase (high schools) are closely related to the country's political transformations, the inputs of politically acceptable academics and the dominance of selections of academics. The author mainly focuses on impacts in the process of creating a revised curriculum for History, and the possible influences of empirical research regarding the methodology of History in History teaching in schools after 1994. Grade 12 History textbooks, published in December 2007, are used to discuss the possibility of history textbooks in South Africa being used as political agents, as well as to debate the level of incorporation of empirical research results regarding efficient textbook development. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in Afrikaans. [ASC Leiden abstract]