Daily Maverick: Opinion: #FeesMustFall, teacher's view: History can re-shape the future

6 Nov 2015 - 09:15

"A side effect of learning history is that it can inspire critical citizenship - the active, engaged citizenship where individuals challenge the status quo because they recognise the role they play in creating political change. As a history teacher, my subject got to me. It got to at least one of my former students who took part in last week's student protests. How many other protesting students were affected by their high school history lessons? And what role will history play in our society in the future?"

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