The Holocaust is a controversial and difficult teaching topic that needs to be approached sensitively and with an awareness of the complex and emotive issues involved. This book offers pragmatic pedagogical and classroom-based guidance for teachers and trainee teachers on how to intelligently teach holocaust education in a meaningful and age-appropriate way.
Key coverage includes:
- Practical approaches and useful resources for teaching in schools
- Holocaust education and citizenship
- Holocaust remembrance as an educational opportunity
- How to explore the topic of anti-semitism in the classroom
- Exploring international perspectives on holocaust education
SAGE Publications; December 2016
- ISBN: 9781473987265
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education
- Author: Paula Cowan; Henry Maitles
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
In The Press
Paula Cowan and Henry Maitles have written an excellent book. The authors declare that "the central aim of this book, as its title suggests is to support teachers and educators in their teaching of the Holocaust in schools". They have more than succeeded. There is a good discussion of centrally important issues about how the Holocaust is characterised and valuable elaborations of how it may be included in the work of schools and in other contexts. The issues are extremely sensitive and there will be continuing controversies. This book makes a signifcant contribution to the development of education for a better world.