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Title: A hundred years of history teaching and learning in Malta
Other Titles: History teaching & research : bridging the theory/practice divide, vol. 2
Authors: Cassar, George
Vella, Yosanne
Keywords: History -- Study and teaching -- Malta
History -- Study and teaching -- Malta -- History -- 19th century
History students -- Malta
History students -- Malta -- History -- 19th century
Textbooks -- Malta
Textbooks -- Malta -- History -- 19th century
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education & Malta History Teachers Association
Citation: Cassar, G., & Vella, Y. (2011). A hundred years of history teaching in Malta. In G. Cassar & Y. Vella (Eds.), History teaching & research: Bridging the theory/practice divide, vol. 2 (pp. 86-108). Malta: University of Malta. Faculty of Education & Malta History Teachers Association.
Abstract: In the Maltese educational system, history teaching can be traced back to at least the 19th century when popular education was established in Malta. It was in the year 1800 that Malta became part of the British Empire and this political development imposed on Maltese students the learning of the history of the mother country. On the other hand Malta had, since the Middle Ages, a strong predisposition towards the Italian/Sicilian culture and this led to a strong Italianisation of both the language of teaching and the subjects taught. This was the background to the evolution of the history lesson in Maltese schools at least up to the beginning of the 20th century. At this time Anglicisation became evermore prominent in local education and linguistic and cultural pressure determined a reform in the history syllabus which became much more ‘English’ in form and tendency. All this changed once again with Malta’s political independence from Great Britain in 1964 when national issues and interests became embedded in the new history syllabus. From the 1960s onwards, therefore, Maltese schools taught more the history of Malta, with British history being substituted for European and World History.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/93274
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