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 09:30 local time|
|End||15.12.2011 17:30 local time|
|Date to be fixed||0|
|Focal point||Karel, Fracapane|
|Contact||Fracapane, Karel 81160|
|Street||7, place de Fontenoy|
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|Language of Event||English, French|
|Estimated number of participants||100|