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History education for transitional justice: how students understand and construct historical legacies in the post-apartheid South African history classroom

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Central to the transitional justice agenda is a society’s attempt “to come to terms with a legacy of largescale past abuses” (United Nations, 2004, emphasis added). While there has been extensive scholarship on how students learn history in post-conflict societies, there has been almost no attention given to how students learn about historical legacies. The scholarly silence on post-conflict legacies is reflected in history curricula. The South African history curriculum – a focus of this ...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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