ERIC Number: ED356150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
World War II, Past and Present. Curriculum Development for History Teaching in the Netherlands.
Dalhuisen, Leo, Ed.; And Others
This paper discusses a project that was designed to explore Dutch student attitudes about World War II and how the War is portrayed in Dutch history textbooks. The project was undertaken as part of an effort to help teachers provide Dutch students with better insight into the causes, background, and aftermath of World War II; and to develop in the students a greater awareness of the values that were at stake. With the project, students come to understand that the values at stake during World War II are relevant to the expressions of racism and fascism that exist in the world today. The project includes an examination of the portrayal of World War II in seven Dutch textbooks. Ideas for helping students undertake historical research including primary sources are presented, as are ideas for helping teachers deal with various dilemmas they may face in teaching about World War II. Additional discussion questions that are addressed include: What image do students have of World War II? What is a world war? How can the Holocaust be treated in class? and What is the answer of history education? (Contains 7 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Content Analysis, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Textbook Evaluation, Values Education, War, World War II
National Institute for Curriculum Development, Postbox 2041, 7500 CA Enschede, The Netherlands.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Curriculum Development (SLO), Enschede (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands