oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Back to the future : teaching legal history and Roman law to a demographically diverse and educationally under-prepared student body



Extracted from text ...BACK TO THE FUTURE: TEACHING LEGAL HISTORY AND ROMAN LAW TO A DEMOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE AND EDUCATIONALLY UNDER-PREPARED STUDENT BODY Caroline MA Nicholson (University of Pretoria) South African tertiary education is faced with the difficulties associated with teaching a student body characterized by cultural and economic diversity which could potentially alienate students from, inter alia, their study material, teacher and educational institution. The challenges posed by cultural diversity are exacerbated by the fact that sections of the student body come from an educationally disadvantaged background. Such students are often underprepared for tertiary education.1 Education will not be truly accessible to ..


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