Holocaust dropped

6th April 2007 at 01:00
Schools are dropping controversial subjects from history lessons, such as the Holocaust and the Crusades, because teachers do not want to cause offence, government commissioned research has found.

The way the slave trade is taught can lead white children, as well as black pupils, to feel alienated, according to the study by the Historical Association.

Its report said that some teachers dropped the Holocaust completely from lessons because of fears that Muslim pupils might express anti-Semitic reactions in class. And a lack of factual knowledge, particularly in primary schools, is leading to "shallow" lessons on emotive and difficult subjects.

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