Recommendation: Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education, Paula Cowan and Henry Maitles
Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education
Paula Cowan, Henry Maitles
The Holocaust is a controversial and difficult teaching topic that needs to be approached sensitively and with an awareness of the complex and emotive issues involved. This book offers pragmatic pedagogical and classroom-based guidance for teachers and trainee teachers on how to intelligently teach Holocaust education in a meaningful and age-appropriate way.
Key coverage includes:
Practical approaches and useful resources for teaching in schools
Holocaust education and citizenship
Holocaust remembrance as an educational opportunity
How to explore the topic of anti-semitism in the classroom
Exploring international perspectives on Holocaust education
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“Cowan and Maitles have successfully shed light on a number of important topics, including controversial issues, in Holocaust education today.”
“We highly recommend this book for all teachers of Holocaust Education.”
“It is first and foremost a practical book, full of advice, suggestions, provocations and a wealth of background information, and pointers to further study and reading. But it also gives a closely argued analysis of the nature of the Holocaust, and why it is so important that young people continue to study it, react to it, learn from it – it is a work of theory that critically informs our ideas of the purposes of education.”