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Author Russell, Lucy (Lucy E.)

Title Teaching the Holocaust in school history : teachers or preachers? / Lucy Russell
Published London : Continuum, [2006]


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Description 154 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : what is important about teaching the Holocaust in school history? -- 1 History teachers on teaching the Holocaust -- 2 What was 'the Holocaust'? -- 3 Teaching the Holocaust before 1991 -- 4 The question of whether the Holocaust should be compulsory in school history -- 5 Teaching the Holocaust in school history since 1991 -- Conclusion : implications for the future
Summary "In this book Lucy Russell considers how the topic of the Holocaust is currently being taught in schools in the UK and overseas. Drawing on interviews with educationalists, academics and teachers, she discovers that there is in fact a surprising lack of consensus regarding the purpose of, and approaches to, teaching the Holocaust in history. Indeed the majority view is distinctly non-historical; there is a tendency to teach the Holocaust from a social and moral perspective and not as history. This book attempts to explain and debate this phenomenon."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographies and index
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Great Britain.
ISBN 9780826490827 hardback
0826490824 hardback