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Learning from the Past: Supporting Teaching through the Facing the Past History Project in South Africa
Author(s) Felisa Tibbitts
Publisher Prospects, vol. XXXVI, no.3
Place of Publication
Year of Publication 2006
Language(s) English
Keywords article, formal education, secondary school, anti-racist education, history education, tolerance education, discrimination, Holocaust, research & evaluation, South Africa
Description This article presents an innovative professional development project, Facing the Past-Transforming Our Future, developed collaboratively by the Western Cape Educational Department, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, and the U.S.-based teacher professional development organization Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO). Facing the Past was designed to support teachers in the introduction of the new South African history curriculum and, in particular, the 9th grade history requirement to teach human rights issues during and after WWII. Two major components of the 9th grade content framework are Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and apartheid South Africa.
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