London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Making the Links: The Relationship Between Learning About the Holocaust and Contemporary Anti-Semitism

Author(s) Maitles, H., & Cowan, P.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
Learning about the Holocaust is an important part of understanding the past to avoid repeating the horrors of the past. There is a seeming paradox that although there is more learning about the Holocaust than ever before, there is an increase throughout Europe of racism in general, including anti-Semitism. Our research, sponsored by the Scottish Executive) was quantitative longitudinal questionnaires in two Scottish primary schools whom we followed into secondary to examine their values and attitudes before and after learning about the Holocaust; we compared these with pupils who did not study the Holocaust. We also compared methodologies and resources used by the teachers to attempt to determine their impact.

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