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Palgrave Macmillan

Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education

ISBN 9781137388568
Publication Date January 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Pivot

Holocaust education is a controversial and rapidly evolving field. This book, which critically analyses the very latest research, discusses a number of the most important debates which are emerging within it. Adopting a truly global perspective, Contemporary Debates in Holocaust Education explores both teachers' and students' levels of Holocaust knowledge as well as their attitudes and approaches towards the subject. Moreover, it employs a forward-looking perspective by thinking about how the subject will be taught when there are no survivors remaining and what challenges and opportunities digital technology, social media and online learning offer the modern teacher of the Holocaust. This book seeks to shift the parameters of existing debates and offer an insightful commentary on the nature, scope and direction of Holocaust education, which will be of great use to academics, teachers and policy-makers alike.

Michael Gray teaches history and politics at Harrow School in London and is currently conducting research at the Centre for Holocaust Education at the University of London's Institute of Education, UK.

1. Perception, Knowledge and Attitudes

2. Intellectual and Emotional Responses

3. The Quality of Research and Scholarship

4. Holocaust Universalisation

5. Teaching the Holocaust without Survivors

6. The Digital Era of Holocaust Education


"The book's format is highly accessible. Each chapter includes an abstract, keywords, and notes, which combine with the book's comprehensive bibliography to result in a piece of scholarship which is clear and easy to navigate ... an especially useful tool for practitioners and researchers of Holocaust education, Gray's insightful and clear style results in a book which would equally be of great interest to a more general readership." - The Wiener Library
"This ... volume provides a solid introduction to the field and yet will interest specialists, not least because of the lesser-known literature unearthed ... and his ability to ferret out apt quotations." - European Education
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