Prejudice elimination : an analysis of the effectiveness of the New Jersey state mandate to teach the Holocaust and genocide / by Barbara Lorfink Hadzima.
The purpose of this qualitative study was to assess the effectiveness of the New Jersey State mandate to teach the Holocaust and genocide. The subjects were students who would be entering and exiting an affluent, homogeneous middle school. The students who were entering this selected middle school had received very limited Holocaust instruction. The students exiting this selected middle school had received instruction in the Holocaust and genocide in all grades at this middle school, six, seven, and eight. Results revealed that the New Jersey State mandate to teach the Holocaust and genocide has a definite effect upon the students. Students recognized and communicated their knowledge and understanding of the outcomes of prejudice and group hate. These students could distinguish between their feelings of prejudice and those of other people who had not been through the program. The implications and recommendation of this study encourage the compliance of other states to mandate Holocaust and prejudice reduction education.
- New Jersey
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