Teaching difficult issues in primary schools: the example of the Holocaust

The symposium will deal with the relevance and objectives of teaching about the Holocaust in primary schools.
Dealing with the Holocaust in primary schools has been the object of persisting disagreements within the teaching community and generates a number of questions related to the pedagogical objectives of education on the genocide of the Jewish people as well as on the possibility to introduce such a topic to a very young audience. In parallel, this teaching seems to be raising more and more interest and several countries have adopted the subject of the Holocaust within the curricula of primary schools. UNESCO, within the framework of its programme on education for Holocaust remembrance, invites historians and educators of several countries in order to clarify the objectives and relevance of Holocaust education in primary schools, and to propose an overview of current practices.


Type of Event Category 8-Symposium
Start 15.12.2011 08:30 local time
End 15.12.2011 16:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Karel, Fracapane
Organizer ED/PSD/PHR
Contact Fracapane, Karel 81160
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room IV
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 100
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