ERIC Number: ED531467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Emergence of Holocaust Education in American Schools. Secondary Education in a Changing World
Fallace, Thomas D.
Interest by American educators in the Holocaust has increased exponentially during the second half of the twentieth century. In 1960 the Holocaust was barely being addressed in American public schools. Yet by the 1990s several states had mandated the teaching of the event. Drawing upon a variety of sources including unpublished works and interviews, this study traces the rise of genocide education in America. The author demonstrates how the genesis of this movement can be attributed to a grassroots effort initiated by several teachers, who introduced the topic as a way to help their students navigate the moral and ethical ambiguity of the times.
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Death, Ethics, History, Jews, Secondary Education, Educational History, Interviews, Primary Sources, Teaching Methods, Moral Values, History Instruction, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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