MPs call for cross-curricular approach to Holocaust education

More should be done to support a cross curricular approach to Holocaust education, according to the Education Select Committee.

The report published by the Committee praises a ‘wealth of good practice and enthusiasm in Holocaust education’, but warns that too few teachers are being properly trained to teach the subject.

The Committee advises that high quality training is available to teachers and calls for more to be done to extend its reach to subjects other than history, arguing that this kind of cross-curricular approach will strengthen the teaching of the Holocaust.

The report also draws attention to the fact that Holocaust education can be aided by the personal testimony of survivors and calls for steps to be taken to preserve their words for future generations.

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