New research from UCL’s Institute of Education (IoE) Centre for Holocaust Education indicates that much of what is “known” about the Holocaust is actually myth, distortion and oversimplification.
For example, significant findings are now emerging from our extensive survey of 11 to 18-year-olds and our group interviews in schools across England (the world’s largest study of young people’s thinking about the Holocaust, involving some 9,500 secondary school students).
Combined with our earlier (2009) national study into teachers’ thinking and practice, it is clear that students and teachers alike consider the study of the Holocaust to be a vital part of the school curriculum.
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