The Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee's professional development conferences : the impact on classroom implementation / by Grace Ellen Donoho.
The purpose of this study was to determine the results of the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee's professional development conferences, conducted during 1994–1997, relative to implementation of Holocaust education: participants' implementation of the strategies and content areas presented, and participants' use of print and nonprint resources suggested by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. A second purpose was to develop a model for implementation and evaluation of Holocaust education in regard to professional development conferences for educators. A survey developed by the researcher and mailed to 331 educators who attended these professional development conferences was used as the data collection tool. Responses from one hundred eighty-two educators (55%) were used in the study. Both quantitative and qualitative research methods were utilized. Of the one hundred eighty two teachers currently under contract with a school district, one hundred-three (58%) reported they are currently teaching the Holocaust, whereas 42% (75) were teaching the Holocaust prior to attending AHEC professional development conferences. The number of class periods dedicated to the teaching of the Holocaust increased as a result of attending AHEC professional development conferences. Of the educators who reported they are currently teaching the Holocaust, many know of other teachers in their school who are currently teaching the Holocaust, collaborate with other teachers when they are teaching the Holocaust, share resources, and are involved in interdisciplinary units when they are teaching the Holocaust. An increase in the number of content areas pertinent to the Holocaust and in teaching strategies was reflected in the research study. Use of print and nonprint resources suggested by the United States Holocaust Memorial was not significant.
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