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Learning the lessons of the Holocaust? A critical consideration of the antiracist and citizenship potential of Holocaust education in English secondary schools

Author(s) Pettigrew, A.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2010  
Editor P. Cunningham & N. Fretwell, Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship  
Age group -  
In this paper I draw upon data collected as part of a national study of current practice in Holocaust education within English secondary schools. The paper emphasises the importance placed by teachers from a variety of subject backgrounds upon study of the Holocaust as an opportunity to explore citizenship related and antiracist concerns. However, the paper also identifies and discusses a number of potential challenges and possible limitations apparent in this approach.

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