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The Emergence of Holocaust Education in American Schools


reviewed by Sara A. Levy - November 14, 2008

coverTitle: The Emergence of Holocaust Education in American Schools
Author(s): Thomas D. Fallace
Publisher: Palgrave/MacMillan, New York
ISBN: 0230603998, Pages: 244, Year: 2008
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A great deal of the material written for and about Holocaust education is focused on curriculum: guides, standards, lesson plans, and the like. A few edited volumes contain the autobiographies of past and present Holocaust educators. A similarly limited number of studies examine how the Holocaust is actually being taught. Only recently has a genre of critical thought regarding the nature of Holocaust education in the United States started to develop. Thomas Fallace’s The Emergence of Holocaust Education in American Schools is one of the first substantive offerings in this area of study. It is a thorough and engaging examination of the evolution of Holocaust education that describes and analyzes the theoretical and historical contexts that have shaped one of the most widespread curricular innovations to be implemented in U.S. schools in recent decades.   The book is organized chronologically, beginning in the immediate post-WWII years and following curricular developments in... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 14, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15434, Date Accessed: 8/11/2020 9:22:22 AM

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  • Sara Levy
    University of Minnesota
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    SARA A. LEVY is a doctoral student in social studies education at the University of Minnesota. She is currently working on several projects, which include serving as a member of the evaluation team for the Deliberating in a Democracy Project (DID) and looking at how teacher educators incorporate a study of the Holocaust into their methods courses.
 
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