|Author(s)||Maitles, H., & Cowan, P.|
|Editor||Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society|
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.