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.”

Richelle Budd Caplan
Director, European Dept, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem



“We highly recommend this book for all teachers of Holocaust Education.”

Lynn Jackson
Director of Education, HETI



“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.”

Alistair Ross
London Metropolitan University