ERIC Number: ED222404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-15
Reference Count: 0
American Youth and the Holocaust: A Study of Four Major Holocaust Curricula.
Glynn, Mary T.; And Others
The organization, instruction, and effect of Holocaust instruction at the secondary level in four public school districts--Brookline, Massachusetts; Great Neck, New York; New York City; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania--are investigated. The report consists of five chapters. Chapter 1, on the methodology, discusses how the data were collected through questionnaires and interviews. Chapter 2 contains case studies describing the programs. The four school districts provide many examples of the prospects for Holocaust curricula in various educational settings. Information is provided on the origin, teacher training, rationale, audience, developers, and content organization for each program. Chapter 3 discusses the instruction used in each of the four programs. Themes and goals, perceived effects on students, and the teaching methods used are examined. Chapter 4 describes the effect that the Holocaust education programs had on the students. Chapter 5 contains the conclusions. Overall, students gained new factual information and developed a more comprehensive understanding of the factors accounting for the Holocaust. Results also showed that students' exposure to the Holocaust did not shatter their moral structures or rupture their patterns of judgments. (RM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Content, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Research, Nazism, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
National Jewish Resource Center, 250 West 57th St., Suite 216, New York, NY 10107 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Jewish Resource Center, New York, NY.