IHRA launches updated teaching recommendations

The Recommendations on Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust are available in full on the IHRA website. Credit: Charles Caratini.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance has released new and updated Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust, published in partnership with UNESCO.  

These Recommendations, written by a group of international experts, are crafted to help educators and teachers with fact-based and educationally sound techniques for teaching the complex and nuanced history of the Holocaust. The publication – which is aimed at policymakers, textbook editors, curriculum planners, school administrators, as well as educators and teachers – provides compelling reasons for including the Holocaust in education, gives practical guidance in the search and selection of appropriate sources, and makes it easy to bring curricula in line with the latest research.  

By combining many years of specialist experience with new knowledge on the topic, the Recommendations empower educators and teachers to collaborate across fields, develop their professional skills, and confidently teach about the Holocaust. 

Launched on 4 December 2019 at an event in Luxembourg City, which brought together representatives of ministries from the more than 30 countries that make up the IHRA, the Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust are part of the IHRA’s work to strengthen, advance, and promote Holocaust education, remembrance, and research worldwide. 

The Recommendations are published in time for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945 and the 20th anniversary of the 2000 Stockholm Declaration, IHRA’s founding document, and will be available in more than 20 languages by the end of 2020.  

Read more about the IHRA Recommendations for Teaching and Learning about the Holocaust here, and follow the conversation via the hashtag #IHRAteach

 

Image credits: Charles Caratini.