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ERIC Number: EJ780812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
Experiential Learning of History through Youth Journeys to Poland: Israeli Jewish Youth and the Holocaust
Romi, Shlomo; Lev, Michal
Research in Education, v78 p88-102 Nov 2007
National history and collective memory and their impact on adolescents' knowledge and attitudes are the topic of this article. A follow-up study, it examines the long-term impact of a journey to historical monuments. Israeli Jewish high-school students have the option of experiential study, visiting cities and death camps in Poland. The first study, conducted immediately after the journey, revealed greater in-depth knowledge alongside participants' strong emotional reactions, and no impact on Jewish identity. The present study, conducted one to five years later, confirmed the long-term stability of the first results. It also revealed significant differences between recent participants and a contrast group-students who had never undertaken the journey to Poland-although no significant differences were found between veteran participants and the contrast group in most categories. The educational implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; Poland