Education & Skills Committee
HC 480, Second Report of 2015-16 - Report, Together with Formal Minutes Relating to the Report
- House of Commons - Education Committee
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The report 'Holocaust Education (HC 480)' examines how the UK school curriculum covers teaching about the Holocaust.
The Holocaust stands apart from other historical events in being required through the National Curriculum to be taught in secondary school history. Beyond the curriculum, the Government supports Holocaust education through a range of grants and projects.
One year ago, the Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission issued a report, and plans are being made to preserve survivor testimony, to create a new national memorial and secure the long-term future of Holocaust education. This will include the establishment of a world-class learning centre for future generations of students.
The Committee finds a wealth of good practice and enthusiasm in Holocaust education. Teachers are taking students beyond facts to a deeper understanding of what it means to be an active and informed citizen. In doing so they are ably supported by several educational and charitable organisations.
However, too few teachers are being trained to teach the Holocaust; particularly history teachers. While much of the training available for teachers is of a high standard, more needs to be done to extend its reach to subjects other than history.
The Holocaust should remain part of the core history curriculum, and we believe that the teaching of the Holocaust would be strengthened by the adoption of a deliberately cross curricular approach.
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