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ERIC Number: EJ1005551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Reluctant Learners? Muslim Youth Confront the Holocaust
Short, Geoffrey
Intercultural Education, v24 n1-2 p121-132 2013
There is good reason to believe that anti-Semitism is rife in Muslim communities across the world. Consequently, one might expect that teaching the Holocaust in schools with a substantial Muslim presence would prove a difficult and stressful experience. In this article, I draw on a diverse body of literature to argue for a more nuanced approach to understanding how Muslim students engage with the Holocaust. I show that while many of them have a positive attitude and behave appropriately, others are antagonistic and disruptive. I characterise the latter as "reluctant learners" and consider how their hostility can best be overcome. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Language: English
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