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ERIC Number: EJ760268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
"Breaking Down Barriers" or "Building Strong Christians": Two Treatments of Holocaust History
Schweber, Simone
Theory and Research in Social Education, v34 n1 p9-33 Win 2006
This essay compares two curricular treatments of the Holocaust, one that resulted from a full-semester, 10th grade elective course taught at a public high school, the second constructed through a quarter-long, 8th grade unit taught at a charismatic, evangelical, fundamentalist Christian private school. In brief, the study examines the Holocaust's radically different uses, the narrowing of Holocaust memory and its confinement to Christological terms at the Christian school vs. its "democratic" widening to serve anti-racist aims at the public school. Despite differences between the contents and pedagogies at the two schools, however, profound similarities emerged in their Holocaust treatments. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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