About this Research Topic
Holocaust Education is an important part of Human Rights Education. Teachers, readers, and learners at all levels benefit from Holocaust and Human Rights Education (HHRE). HHRE can and should be incorporated into multicultural education at many educational levels and in a variety of global curricula, including secondary and post-secondary social sciences and humanities, among others.
Sociology, history, and education share insights into HHRE. Sharing successful and innovative methods in teaching and learning through HHRE can help address the ongoing needs for educational curricula and historical understanding. Blending HHRE into multicultural education helps address wider social concerns about inequalities and diversities. Sharing best practices and elaborating HHRE is also an ethical path into the future, in line with both public laws and professional ethics in many professions and disciplines.
Resources for Holocaust educators are rapidly expanding and diversifying, providing access to new forms of information, education and training. Navigating this diversity of information benefits from leading organizations, research, and guidance from educators. In the US, many states are now mandating resources for Holocaust and Human Rights Education be available to all school entities. Teachers are participating in online and group training and traveling to conferences to learn about HHRE. Students of social studies, along with teachers and scholars in the humanities and social sciences, are discovering the holocaust anew. Historical and modern examples of genocide continue to create international concern and require educated responses.
Potential themes that authors in this Research Topic will address:
1. How ongoing concerns for Human Rights, the Holocaust, and the prevention of genocide are recognized by the United Nations and other global and national organizations.
2. How uses of narratives and witness-testimonials from the Holocaust and other genocide are extending chains of survival into the future, decreasing Holocaust amnesia.
3. How national and international museums and memorials to genocides are being used to provide educational enrichment at many levels.
Dr Michael Polgar (Pennsylvania State University)
Dr Kristina Elaine Cerling (Houston Baptist University)
Dr Ariel Resnikoff (University of Pennsylvania)
Keywords: Holocaust, Human Rights, Education
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