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dc.contributor.authorVan Eeden, Elize S.
dc.contributor.authorWarnich, Pieter
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-11T06:59:22Z
dc.date.available2019-11-11T06:59:22Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationVan Eeden, E.S. & Warnich, P. 2018. Reflecting the 2018 History Ministerial Task Team Report on compulsory History in South Africa. Yesterday & today, 20:18-45, Dec. [http://www.sashtw.org.za/index2.htm] [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126]en_US
dc.identifier.issn2223-0386
dc.identifier.issn2309-9003 (O)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/33583
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2223-0386/2018/n19a2
dc.description.abstractThe History Ministerial Task Team Report (MTT), published in February 2018, has been awaited by educators of History in South Africa for them to be informed on thoughts, trends and statuses of compulsory History Education in schools globally. Educators also hoped to be informed about other important aspects of History education, such as educators’ impressions of the 2011 Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) for History and possibilities for revision. Other concerns on the table included the field of teacher training, as well as the financial and logistical implications of transforming History teaching into a compulsory subject. The major purpose of this paper is to reflect on the History MTT’s discussion of the status of, specifically, compulsory History in Africa and further afield, and to establish whether the MTT’s report can in this regard serve as a reliable indicator for making any informed decision on whether History Education in South African schools should indeed be compulsory up to the Grade 12 level. The authors contest the quality of the research conducted by the History MTT pertaining to compulsory History in other countries, which in turn questions the reliability of the Report in its entirety, but which unfortunately cannot be afforded attention in this paper due to lack of space. Given this contestation on quality pertaining to the first section of the History MTT report, the authors make some observations and propose recommendations to the Department of Basic Education, who commissioned the History MTT. The essence thereof is to strongly suggest that much more thorough research should be conducted than that received by the DBE in this Report, to ensure more responsible considerations and points of departure than those currently unfolding.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectHistory Educationen_US
dc.subjectThe History Ministerial Task Team Report (MTT)en_US
dc.subjectCompulsory Historyen_US
dc.subjectDepartment of Basic Educationen_US
dc.subjectHistorical methoden_US
dc.titleReflecting the 2018 History Ministerial Task Team Report on compulsory History in South Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10065016 - Van Eeden, Elize Sonja
dc.contributor.researchID12923079 - Warnich, Pieter Gabriël


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