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Title:[History textbooks in Africa]
Editor:Nishino, Ryota
Year:2015
Periodical:Yesterday & today (ISSN 2223-0386)
Issue:14
Pages:18-275
Language:English
City:Potchefstroom
Publisher:School of Human and Social Sciences for Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, North-West University
Geographic terms:South Africa
Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:history education
textbooks
teachers
About person:Rob Siebörger
Abstract:This edition of Yesterday & Today opens with a few articles in honour of South African historian and educator Rob Siebörger. The issue further contains nine articles on history textbooks. The first deal with the provision and selection of textbooks in South Africa, followed by articles concerned with methodology and with the practice of historical thinking. Then follow an overview of textbook studies in South Africa, a study on the representation of World War I in history textbooks in 15 countries across Africa, and a study about textbooks in Malawi. Titles: Political economy of history textbook publishing during apartheid (1948-1994): towards further historical enquiry into commercial imperatives (Ryota Nishino); The dilemmas of textbook selection - the Department of Education's 2007 screening of grade 12 history textbooks - a case study (Rob Siebörger); Reflections on applying critical discourse analysis methodologies in analysing South African history textbooks (Marshall Tamuka Maposa); Using genre to describe the progression of historical thinking in school history textbooks (Pranitha Bharath & Carol Bertram); The role of history textbooks in promoting historical thinking in South African classrooms (Daniel Ramoroka & Alta Engelbrecht); Recognising the academic and political purposes embedded in history textbook assessment tasks (Basil Mackenzie & Carola Steinberg); South African history textbook research - a review of the scholarly literature (Carol Bertram & Johan Wassermann); Teaching World War I: an exploratory study of representations of the Great War in contemporary African textbooks (Denise Bentrovato); An analysis of the visual portrayal of women in junior secondary Malawian school history textbooks (Annie Chiponda & Johan Wassermann). The section Hands-on-articles: teachers' voices contains nine contributions on history textbooks and history teaching by teachers from Kenya, Rwanda, Swaziland, Mauritius, South Africa and Cameroon. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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