"Hitler is a Bully": Middle School Students' Perspectives on Holocaust Education in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

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dc.contributor.author Wood, Natasha
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-19T20:19:57Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-19T20:19:57Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-09-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4936
dc.description.abstract This study investigates middle school students’ interest in learning about the Holocaust, which methods are the most effective at teaching the Holocaust and how the testimony of Holocaust survivors can be retold to the next generations of middle school students. In order to answer these research questions, my study uses surveys with three classes of current middle school students in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, a focus group with graduate students at the University of Victoria and an interview with Larissa Weber, the director of the Anne Frank Exhibition in Berlin. These quantitative and qualitative results are analyzed using a mixed methods approach. The middle school students’ perceptions regarding effective educational methods when teaching the Holocaust in my limited sample (n=77 in the first survey and n=58 in the second survey) suggest that there is a connection between personal narrative and empathy when teaching the Holocaust in middle school classrooms. These findings are contextualized with a summary of the history of Holocaust education in Canadian public schools and a discussion regarding the role of empathy in learning about the Holocaust. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Bullying en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Educational Methods en_US
dc.subject Holocaust Survivor en_US
dc.subject Greater Victoria en_US
dc.subject Middle School Student en_US
dc.subject Teacher en_US
dc.subject Testimony en_US
dc.subject Tolerance en_US
dc.subject Learning en_US
dc.subject Racism en_US
dc.subject Study en_US
dc.subject Survey en_US
dc.subject Qualitative en_US
dc.subject Quantitative en_US
dc.subject Focus Group en_US
dc.subject Interview en_US
dc.title "Hitler is a Bully": Middle School Students' Perspectives on Holocaust Education in Greater Victoria, British Columbia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Thorson, Helga
dc.degree.department Dept. of Germanic and Russian Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0515 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0311 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0534 en_US

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