First-year History Education students' personal narratives of the history of South Africa

Show simple item record Wassermann, Johannes Michiel 2019-05-20T10:15:24Z 2019-05-20T10:15:24Z 2018-11-27
dc.description.abstract This article is based on a free writing exercise given to 31 first-year History Education students in which they were, asked to write ‘The history of South Africa according to me’. Using narrative enquiry, the stories of the students, who all had History at school up to their final year, were analysed. What emerged was that South Africa as a political entity is focalised as a place where apartheid took place. Post-apartheid South Africa by contrast is narrated as a free and democratic place. It is focalised by the majority of students as a strong well-established country – a leading example to other nations. In line with this, the vast majority of students tended to limit their account of the history of South Africa to the period prior to the achievement of democracy in 1994. The personal narratives spoke about race being the dominant factor in their historical discourses. en_ZA
dc.description.department Humanities Education en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Wassermann, J., 2018, ‘First-year History Education students’ personal narratives of the history of South Africa’, The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa 14(2), a585. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2415-2005 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/td.v14i2.585
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject History education students en_ZA
dc.subject Post-apartheid South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject History en_ZA
dc.title First-year History Education students' personal narratives of the history of South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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