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The emphasis given to the history of the South African liberation struggle in the nation's universities

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T13:04:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T13:04:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12674
dc.description.abstract This article analyses the emphasis given to the teaching of the South African liberation struggle history at the country's universities. Although this history has been analysed in books, chapters, journal articles, conference papers, theses and dissertations by South African scholars working in various disciplines, it is generally underrepresented in the curricula of the country's universities. This absence stems, at least in part, from the racial segregation that divided South African universities until the end of Apartheid in 1994. Today, the overwhelming majority of lecturers devote, on average, six or fewer of their annual class sessions to the subject, when most university modules run from seven to fourteen weeks. Despite the limited time given to topics on South African liberation struggle history, a majority of academics surveyed in history and political science departments believe that their institution's undergraduate curriculum deals sufficiently with the history. Thus, aside from some notable exceptions, South African departments of history and political science have failed to integrate this field within the broader study of national history. As a result, most university educated South Africans lack post-secondary formal study on the history of the liberation struggle, a reality that affects the development of research and scholarship on this topic. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject LIBERATION STRUGGLES en
dc.subject UNIVERSITIES en
dc.title The emphasis given to the history of the South African liberation struggle in the nation's universities en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 40(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10537 en
dc.PageNumber 67-93 en
dc.outputnumber 9528 en
dc.bibliographictitle Houston, G.F., Twalo, C. & Majozi, N. (2018) The emphasis given to the history of the South African liberation struggle in the nation's universities. <i>Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies</i>. 40(2):67-93. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Houston, G.F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Twalo, C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Majozi, N. en


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