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Teaching controversial issues in the classroom: key issues and debates

Teaching controversial issues in the classroom: key issues and debates

Cowan, Paula; Maitles, Henry

A thorough exploration of the issues in teaching controversial issues in classroom, drawing on international case studies sharing teachers' and pupils' experiences

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Published London: Continuum, c2012
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Paula Cowan and Henry Maitles
ISBN: 1441124845, 1441136304, 1441136932, 9781441124845, 9781441136305, 9781441136930
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xv, 239 p. : 1 ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Secondary education; Citizenship; Education.; High school teaching.; Primary education; Elementary school teaching.


  1. Acknowledgements \ List of Contributors \ Preface and Framework Paula Cowan and Henry Maitles \
  2. Part I
  3. The Context
  4. \ 1. Democracy, Trust and Respect Walter Humes \ 2. Gangs and Territorialism Ross Deuchar \ 3. The Citizenship Agenda Alistair Ross \ 4. Global Citizenship Frances Simpson \
  5. Part II
  6. War and Peace
  7. \ 5. Discussing War in the Classroom Henry Maitles \ 6. Teaching for Inclusive Citizenship, Peace and Human Rights Audrey Osler \ 7. Nuclear War Education Neil McLennan \
  8. Part III
  9. Genocide
  10. \ 8. The Unique and Universal Aspects of Modern Genocide Stephen D. Smith \ 9. Teaching About Genocide Ian Davies \ 10. Pedagogical Issues in Teaching the Holocaust Henry Maitles and Paula Cowan \ 11. Teaching the Holocaust in the Multicultural Classroom Geoffrey Short \ 12. Visiting Auschwitz-Valuable Lessons or Holocaust Tourism? Paula Cowan \ 13. Why Study Rwanda When We Have Already Learned About The Holocaust? Andy Lawrence \
  11. Part IV
  12. Racism and Discrimination
  13. \ 14. Islamophobia Geri Smyth \ 15. Homophobia Barry van Driel and Michele Kahn \ 16. Anti-Semitism Paula Cowan \ 17. Gypsy and Roma Families Martin Myers \ 18. Migration Jill Rutter \ Conclusion and Policy Implications
  14. Henry Maitles and Paula Cowan \ Index