Book Review: Revisiting the Pedagogy and Purpose of Holocaust Education

By Maurice Elias

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2006

The author reviews Making Sense of the Holocaust: Lessons from Classroom Practice by Simone A. Schweber. The book features an extensive look at three teachers' classes about the Holocaust, with the work of one additional teacher who uses what might be called a traditional approach treated in a more cursory manner. Elias concludes that Schweber's study has great value because it stimulates us to think at new levels of detail about what is possible in Holocaust education and to revisit the pedagogy and purpose of Holocaust education, to ensure it has the potency, coherence, and continuity to reach our goals.

Topic: Educators, Pedagogy, Literature Review, Holocaust Education, Teachers

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 36/630

Page Number(s): 16

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Elias, Maurice. Book Review: Revisiting the Pedagogy and Purpose of Holocaust Education. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2006: 16.


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