Die geskiedkundige bewustheid van Afrikaner adolessente.
Wasserman, Johan M
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From 2006 onwards all learners within the South African educational system would have started school after the fall of Apartheid. During the decade or so that has elapsed since Apartheid ended, South Africans, including Afrikaner adolescents, have experienced the tumultuous changes that followed. Of the changes that took place, two impacted greatly on the former: i) those especially losing their position/s of power and ii) the crumbling of the dominant Afrikaner-Nationalist Historiography which had a tremendous impact on the History studied at school. However, Afrikaner adolescents in schools in the 21st Century have never experienced the positions of power and dominance of the pre-1994 generations, but have merely heard the South African history of how it played itself out. In the light of the above scenario, this article – based on a small-scale survey – examines the Historical Consciousness of Afrikaner adolescents by investigating their views of History and the linkages between the past, present and future.