About the Journal
Yesterday & Today is a national accredited and open–access journal for research in especially the fields of History Education, History in Education, and the History of Education and where research related findings are applied to improve the scholarly knowledge in these fields. With the University of Pretoria as custodian, this Journal is edited and published under the auspices of the Department of Humanities Education, the Faculty of Education, the University of Pretoria in South Africa in conjunction with The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT).
The objective of the journal is to publish research in the fields of History Education, History in Education, and the History of Education and where research related findings are applied to improve the scholarly knowledge in these fields.
The primary area of interest is History Education, History in Education, and the History of Education in a South African and African context. However, research regarding international trends from outside Africa are also accommodated.
The journal was started to encourage the development of history as a school subject and aims to involve historians, methodologists, educationists, history teachers and learners. The title was originally Historia Junior (South Africa) (1956–1980). As from 1981, the journal was known as Gister en Vandag: Tydskrif vir Geskiedenisonderrig. In 2006 the journal changed its name to Yesterday&Today. Articles are published in English.
The journal is published biannually in July and December.
The abbreviated key title is Yesterday Today.
The websites of the Journal are: (http://www.sashtw.org.za follow the “publications link”), http://www.scielo.org.za/yesterday&today and http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126) and the https://upjournals.up.ac.za/index.php/yesterday_and_today website.
Journal focus and vision
Scientific research articles in the following field of research are published (covers 75% of the Journal):
History teaching/education: Refers to research reports dealing with the methodology (didactics) and practice of History teaching. Educational history/History of education/History in education: The history of any education-related theme is reported.
History research: Relates to any historical content or theme, especially represented in the History curricula of Southern Africa. It is recommended that all the contributions should reference to either the GET or the FET or HET curriculum content. A theme of choice should also be linked to ways of HOW to educationally utilise the latter in teaching History in general, and or the classroom in particular.
Hands-on articles in the following field of research are published (covers 25% of the Journal)
Hands-on reports: Are articles based on authors’ personal experiences/opinions with history within or outside the classroom.