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ERIC Number: EJ764185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Does Addressing Prejudice and Discrimination through Holocaust Education Produce Better Citizens?
Cowan, Paula; Maitles, Henry
Educational Review, v59 n2 p115-130 May 2007
Previous research on teaching the Holocaust, primarily case studies in either the primary or the secondary sectors, suggests that Holocaust education can contribute to pupils' citizenship values in a positive way. Yet, in common with other initiatives, this evidence focuses exclusively on the short term impact of Holocaust education. Our ongoing longitudinal research is concerned with both the immediate and longer term effects of Holocaust education on pupils' values and attitudes. Initially focused on primary pupils aged 11-12 years, it has followed them into the first year of secondary to examine whether the general improvements in attitudes found in the first stage of the research has been maintained. Further, we are able to compare their attitudes with pupils in their year who did not study the Holocaust in their primary schools. This article draws conclusions from this study. (Contains 7 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom