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ERIC Number: EJ884352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Teaching about the Holocaust in Multicultural Societies: Appreciating the Learner
Gryglewski, Elke
Intercultural Education, v21 suppl S1 pS41-S49 2010
The discussion in Germany regarding teaching about the Holocaust in multicultural classrooms mirrors an ongoing debate about the reality of present-day Germany: instead of dealing with the many learners with non-German backgrounds residing in the country, various educators have instead complained about problems relating to general discipline or a lack of motivation on the part of the learners themselves. At the Educational and Memorial Site House of the Wannsee-Conference in Berlin, an approach which deviates from one that "blames the learners" was developed. The core concept is "appreciation as a teaching method" which not only respects multicultural realities, but also creates space for learners to contribute their own (and/or their parents' historical) experiences. The supportive role of educators is crucial in achieving this. (Contains 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Germany (Berlin)