New Azrieli Journal Offers Educators Creative and Scholarly Guidance on Teaching the Holocaust

Aug 27, 2009 — Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration has launched a new journal, PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, with funding from the Rothman Foundation. Prism offers educators a practical, scholarly resource on teaching the Holocaust at the high school, college and graduate school levels.

The first issue of this peer-reviewed journal was published this fall. It is edited by Azrieli faculty members Dr. Karen Shawn, visiting associate professor of Jewish education, and Dr. Jeffrey Glanz, the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Professor of Professional Ethics and Values.

Each issue will examine a specific topic through a variety of lenses, including education, history, literature, poetry, psychology and art. Experts from high schools, colleges, universities, museums and resource centers in the U.S. and Israel will bring diverse perspectives highlighting particular facets of the issue at hand.

The first issue explores the concept of trauma and resilience in children during the Holocaust, as well as the effects today of teaching and learning about it. The second issue, published in spring 2010, will look at bystander behavior, while the third, published in winter 2011, will examine relationships among family members during the Holocaust and in its aftermath.

To obtain a copy of the journal, e-mail prism@yu.edu

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