THE SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY PROJECT (SAHP) OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – A REFLECTION ON ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES: 2001–2006

  • Wonga Tabata Department of Higher Education and Training
Keywords: Oral History, Inclusive history, Values in Education, South African History Project, Kader Asmal

Abstract

 This article deals with the contribution of the South African History Project (SAHP) to the development and strengthening of History in the schooling system. One of the key components of the South African History Project was Oral History and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. The national project trained hundreds of school and office-based educators in oral history methodology. It also established ties with the heritage sector. Through oral history, South African historical voices became more diverse and new history materials were developed and introduced in South African public schools. This led to a fresh interpretation of history and an introduction of new materials with a focus on Africa.

Published
2016-01-05
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