ERIC Number: ED395853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Teaching about Genocide. A Guidebook for College and University Teachers: Critical Essays, Syllabi, and Assignments.
Freedman-Apsel, Joyce, Ed.; Fein, Helen, Ed.
This guidebook is an outgrowth of a 1991 conference on "Teaching about Genocide on the College Level." The book is designed as an introduction to the subject of genocide to encourage more teachers to develop new courses and/or integrate aspects of the history of genocide into the curriculum. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1, "Assumptions and Issues," contains the essays: (1) "The Uniqueness and Universality of the Holocaust" (Michael Berenbaum); (2) "Teaching about Genocide in an Age of Genocide" (Helen Fein); (3) "Presuppositions and Issues about Genocide" (Frank Chalk); and (4) "Moral Education and Teaching" (Mary Johnson). Part 2, "Course Syllabi and Assignments," contains materials on selected subject areas, such as anthropology, history, history/sociology, literature, political science, psychology, and sociology. Materials include: "Teaching about Genocide" (Joyce Freedman-Apsel); (2) "Destruction and Survival of Indigenous Societies" (Hilda Kuper); (3) "Genocide in History" (Clive Foss); (4) "History of Twentieth Century Genocide" (Joyce Freedman-Apsel); (5) "Comparative Study of Genocide" (Richard Hovannisian); (6) "The History and Sociology of Genocide" (Frank Chalk; Kurt Jonassohn); (7) "Literature of the Holocaust and Genocide" (Thomas Klein); (8) "Government Repression and Democide" (R. J. Rummel); (9) "Human Destructiveness and Politics" (Roger Smith); (10) "The Politics of Genocide" (Colin Tatz); (11) "Genocide and 'Constructive' Survival" (Ron Baker); (12) "Kindness and Cruelty: The Psychology of Good and Evil" (Ervin Staub); (13)"Genocide and Ethnocide" (Rhoda Howard); (14) "The Comparative Study of Genocide" (Leo Kuper); (15) "Moral Consciousness and Social Action" (Margi Nowak); and (16) "Selected List of Comparative Studies on Genocide" (Helen Fein). (EH)
Descriptors: Anti Semitism, Civil Rights, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Genocide, Higher Education, Jews, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Race, Racial Relations, Religious Cultural Groups, Social Bias, Social Discrimination
Human Rights Centre, University of Ottawa, 57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Study of Genocide, New York, NY.; Ottawa Univ. (Ontario). Human Rights Center.