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Conceptualising historical literacy – a review of the literature.

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dc.contributor.author Maposa, Marshall T
dc.contributor.author Wassermann, Johan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-15T07:03:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-15T07:03:58Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Maposa, M. & Wasserman, J. 2009. Conceptualising historical literacy – a review of the literature. Yesterday & today, 4:41-66, Oct. [http://www.sashtw.org.za/index2.htm] [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2223-0386
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/5513
dc.description.abstract In a context of a continually widening range of disciplines and subjects available for learners to specialize in, it becomes increasingly critical for the value of particular subjects to be examined. Thus, while debates rage over the relevance and worth of school history, we contribute to the conceptualization of what school history is for. In other words, we examine what history learners acquire as a result of studying the subject. We argue that learners gain a certain form of historical literacy which cannot always be generalized to different contexts. As such, the historical literacy that learners gain varies according to context, place and time. In this article we specifically review literature related to the functional realm of History Education and, particularly, historical literacy. We then construct benchmarks of historical literacy as informed by the literature. This research thus avails a foundation for further empirical research on the purpose of school history. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject Historical literacy en_US
dc.subject Conceptual understanding en_US
dc.subject Historical consciousness en_US
dc.subject Historical language en_US
dc.subject History education en_US
dc.title Conceptualising historical literacy – a review of the literature. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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