ERIC Number: ED439039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-23
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Forgetting To Remember: Presenting the Holocaust in American College Social Science and History Textbooks. Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program, 1998 (Hungary/Poland).
A study followed up and elaborated upon the college textbook section of Glenn S. Pate's (1987) study of "The Holocaust in American Textbooks." After surveying elementary, high school, and some college textbooks to determine both the extent and the nature of their Holocaust coverage, Pate concluded that across the educational spectrum most U.S. textbooks were "woefully inadequate." Combining the quantitative and qualitative instruments of the earlier study to examine the representation of the Holocaust in current college survey texts in social science and history, the present study found that the average college student could complete a variety of "survey" courses in history and social science without seriously confronting the Holocaust. Appendixes list the textbooks examined (sociology, political science, U.S. history, and world history) and provide an analysis of the survey questionnaire. (Contains 4 tables of data and 50 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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