n Journal for Contemporary History - Race and ethnicity in the teaching of history : challenges to history educators in the new dispensation

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



A frequent complaint of those familiar with the teaching of history in high schools is that the subject is too often taught as content and not often as process. Teaching history mainly as content seems to be abetted by the popular notion that 'history' is a body of information recorded in the past and brought into the present. This approach makes history to be vulnerable of teaching it with influences of race and ethnicity, whether consciously or unconsciously.

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