ERIC Number: EJ891319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Creating Effective Holocaust Education Programmes for Government Schools with Large Muslim Populations in Sydney
Rutland, Suzanne D.
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v40 n1 p75-91 Mar 2010
Holocaust education can play a role in countering the ongoing problem of prejudice and incitement to hate that can lead to racial tension and violence. This article examines the beliefs of Muslim school children towards Jews in Sydney, Australia. It then discusses efforts to use Holocaust education to combat racist beliefs and hate language, and an alternative approach that illustrates the common values in the Abrahamic faiths. The article analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of using various school programmes to counter anti-Jewish feelings amongst Muslim children and ends with a discussion of whether such programmes should be compulsory.
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Muslims, Jews, Foreign Countries, Death, History Instruction, Violence, Beliefs, Language Usage, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia