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    • An analysis of Grade 10 History assessment tasks. 

      Bertram, Carol (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2007)
      This paper examines the nature and scope of the assessment tasks that three Grade 10 history classes were required to complete in 2005. Data were collected from three different secondary schools located in different s ...
    • Bernstein’s theory of the pedagogic device as a frame to study history curriculum reform in South Africa. 

      Bertram, Carol (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2012)
      This article reflects on the usefulness of Bernstein’s theory of the pedagogic device to frame a (previously reported) study of history curriculum reform in South Africa: to what extent, and in what ways does the concept ...
    • Exploring the concept of an 'historical gaze'. 

      Bertram, Carol (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2008)
      The purpose of this paper is to interrogate what makes history a specialised and particular discipline; to ask what does it mean to do history and to know history. I draw on the work of those working within the field of ...
    • South African History textbook research – a review of the scholarly literature 

      Bertram, Carol; Wassermann, Johan (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
      School history textbooks are seen to embody ideological messages about whose history is important, as they aim both to develop an ‘ideal’ citizen and teach the subject of history. Since the 1940s, when the first study ...
    • Using genre to describe the progression of historical thinking in school history textbooks 

      Bharath, Pranitha; Bertram, Carol (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
      The focus of this paper is to describe how progression in historical thinking manifests across seven South African textbooks, one each from Grade 3 to Grade 9. This paper argues that one way in which progression in ...