More open to diversity? The longer term citizenship impact of learning about the Holocaust

Henry Maitles, Paula Cowan

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This is the third stage of a longitudinal study that investigates the learning of the Holocaust on pupils' citizenship values. We firstly compared primary pupils' values before and after their learning of the Holocaust; and secondly tracked these pupils into secondary to compare their attitudes with their peers who had not studied the Holocaust in primary school. It involves 200 pupils from a predominantly white rural community in the West of Scotland with very few ethnic minority pupils. The core group are now aged 15-16 years and this study continues to investigate their citizenship values using a values survey. This study is of interest to those involved in citizenship education, Holocaust education, antiracist and values education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • diversity
  • citizenship
  • holocaust
  • curriculum

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