Seeing the World Today From a Different Viewpoint: the Impact of the Lessons from Auschwitz Project on Schools in Scotland

Paula Cowan, Henry Maitles

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Abstract

Auschwitz remains the epitome of inhumanity and barbarism. In 2007, the Holocaust Educational Trust organised the first Lessons from Auschwitz (LFA) project for Scottish schools. Its participants were two plane-loads of Scottish pupils and teachers from 31 local authorities – typically two pupils from a school accompanied by a teacher. This research, funded by the Holocaust Educational Trust and the Pears Foundation, involved these participants being invited to complete an online questionnaire with selected follow-up interviews. The aims were to evaluate the LFA project and provide insight into the impact this project had on individuals, schools and communities. This paper will report on: Student evaluation of the LFA project; The impact of the LFA project on individuals, schools and local communities; Conclusions as to the value of the LFA project in Scotland
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventChildren's Identity and Citizenship in Europe 2009 - Malmo, Sweden
Duration: 21 May 200923 May 2009

Conference

ConferenceChildren's Identity and Citizenship in Europe 2009
CountrySweden
CityMalmo
Period21/05/0923/05/09

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    Cowan, P., & Maitles, H. (2009). Seeing the World Today From a Different Viewpoint: the Impact of the Lessons from Auschwitz Project on Schools in Scotland. Paper presented at Children's Identity and Citizenship in Europe 2009, Malmo, Sweden.