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Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education

by Paula Cowan and Henry Maitles SAGE Publications Ltd
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Pragmatic and teacher-focused book on how to approach the controversial and difficult teaching topic in the classroom.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Nature of Holocaust Education
Chapter 3: Citizenship and Holocaust Education
Chapter 4: Antisemitism
Chapter 5: The Complexities of Holocaust Memorials and Remembrance Day
Chapter 6: The Importance of Language
Chapter 7: Teaching the Holocaust in Primary Schools
Chapter 8: Pedagogy
Chapter 9: Teaching Approaches
Chapter 10: Visits to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust Memorial and Museum
Chapter 11: Student Teachers' Perspectives
Chapter 12: Conclusions

This book should be read by anyone involved or interested in Holocaust education. The two authors have researched into and written about Holocaust education for over two decades. They are explicit that this is not “a practical guide” (142), mercifully refraining from easy quick answers based on “this worked for me” arguments; instead they set out “to broaden and develop teachers’ and educators’ understanding of the key issues in Holocaust Education” (192). The book is a professional dialogue: you are forced to reflect on your own ideas and assumptions, whilst, at times, you will also find yourself arguing with the authors. What more can you ask of a book on education?