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ERIC Number: EJ792863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0196-5042
The Effects of Holocaust Education on Students' Level of Anti-Semitism
Gordon, Stacy B.; Simon, Christopher A.; Weinberg, Leonard
Educational Research Quarterly, v27 n3 p58-71 Mar 2004
This study evaluates the effects of Holocaust education on American students' level of anti-semitism. A survey consisting of questions regarding the respondent's knowledge of the Holocaust, their demographic characteristics, and a series of political and social indicators was conducted. Results suggest that knowing more about the Holocaust did not reduce the level of anti-Semitism or general intolerance for the students who acquired this knowledge. Moreover, Holocaust education was largely a matter of self-selection. Students attracted to the course(s) tended to be individuals with preexisting attitudes about Jews and other minorities. Holocaust education simply reinforced these attitudes. (Contains 3 tables and 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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