Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The 1994 New Jersey Holocaust Education Mandate: Teacher Awareness, Preparedness and Current Practices
by Haefeli, Patricia W., Ed.D., College of Saint Elizabeth, 2020, 203; 28258579
Abstract (Summary)

A proliferation of ethnic hate speech and racial intolerance in New Jersey are two of the key points listed in the 1994 New Jersey State Legislature which mandated Holocaust education. As the mandate enters its third decade, there is an increasing urgency for educators to recognize, prepare for, and implement strategies to achieve these intended objectives in their classrooms. Study findings indicate that: 1: while most teachers are aware of the Holocaust education mandate, 2: the objectives of the education mandate are unknown to most teachers, 3: educator knowledge of the Holocaust is often self-taught, and most have had no formal training in Holocaust pedagogy, 4: despite this, teachers feel that they are adequately prepared to effectively teach the Holocaust, 5: the personal goals educators have for Holocaust instruction differ considerably from the objectives and methods reported in lesson plans, 6: graphic images are often used in Holocaust instruction, and there is a lack of clarity regarding what constitutes primary source material, and, 7: although English/Language Arts teachers spend significantly more time teaching the Holocaust than their Social Studies counterparts, both disciplines agree that there is not enough time to accomplish the intended goals of the unit.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ciccone, Joseph
Commitee: Neigel, Keith
School: College of Saint Elizabeth
Department: Education Department
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: DAI-A 82/6(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Secondary education, Ethnic studies, Teacher education, Educational administration, Social studies education, Education Policy, Curriculum development
Keywords: Holocaust education mandate, New Jersey, State educational mandates, Teacher awareness, Teacher preparedness, Ethnic hate speech, Legislature in New Jersey
Publication Number: 28258579
ISBN: 9798557024693
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