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ERIC Number: EJ884353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
The Problem with Using Historical Parallels as a Method in Holocaust and Genocide Teaching
Avraham, Doron
Intercultural Education, v21 suppl S1 pS33-S40 2010
Teaching the Holocaust in multicultural classrooms and in places which have experienced mass violence raises the question of whether specific methods of teaching are required. One of the answers is that Holocaust education in these cases should facilitate the creation of parallels and similarities between past events and the experiences of the learners. This concept is contrasted with a historicist approach, which studies and comprehends each event in its own particular context. Such a stance focuses on the subject matter and much less on the identity of the learners. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Language: English
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