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ERIC Number: EJ1046665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Twenty Years On: Finding a Place for the Rwandan Genocide in Education
Gray, Michael
Intercultural Education, v25 n5 p391-404 2014
The Rwandan genocide was perhaps the most paradigmatic human rights catastrophe in the post-Holocaust era, which challenged the mantra of "never again." Yet as we approach the twentieth anniversary, it remains a relatively marginalised entity within mainstream English education. This paper argues that a study of the Rwandan genocide introduces a number of important issues, which are not emphasised within Holocaust education. It also draws upon a small-scale empirical study of 41 teachers' attitudes in England, perceptions and experiences of teaching the genocide in a range of disciplines and demonstrates emerging patterns on how it is integrated into curricula and individual lessons. It concludes by advocating the study of the Rwandan genocide in its own right and the importance of students appreciating its contemporary relevance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Rwanda; United Kingdom (England)
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