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The impact of educational discourse on the image of the Jewish community in the awareness of high school students

Joanna Michalik-Pietraszak

Abstract

The essential subject matter of PhD dissertation is the question of the impact of educational discourse on the image of the Jewish community in the awareness of high school students. The dissertation contains basic findings related to the category of discourse crucial for the whole argument. First part deals with the issue of collective memory - the role it plays in building the identity of successive generations and the role that school should play in shaping collective memory. The dissertation includes the results of a survey – it was carried out among high school students in 2012 and analysis of the works included in the school reading list, in which Jewish characters are present - these are mainly works of writers from the 19th and 20th centuries. As it appears from observations, the methods of analyzing readings in which Jewish themes are taken constitute the basic source of stereotypical images of Jews. In the chapter about the Shoah was stated that history of the Holocaust is taken up in the school didactic discourse in a fragmentary and often polonocentric way. The closing part of the dissertation is a description of the project My View on the Holocaust, which was an attempt to answer the question: what ways of talking about extermination are the most interesting in the students' opinion. It conteins didactic solutions that aim to form a collective memory free from distortions, as well as to shape attitudes devoid of stereotypes and prejudice.
Record ID
UAM63d36cdfe364491b93820674cb31c558
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Joanna Michalik-Pietraszak Joanna Michalik-Pietraszak,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Wpływ dyskursu edukacyjnego na obraz społeczności żydowskiej w świadomości uczniów szkoły ponadgimnazjalnej
Title in English
The impact of educational discourse on the image of the Jewish community in the awareness of high school students
Language
pl Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology (SNoJiL/WFPiK/FoPaCP)
Discipline
literary studies / (humanities) / (humanities)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
1.5 literary studies
Defense Date
01-03-2018
End date
01-03-2018
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/21703 opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
educational discourse, collective memory, Holocaust, stereotype
Abstract in English
The essential subject matter of PhD dissertation is the question of the impact of educational discourse on the image of the Jewish community in the awareness of high school students. The dissertation contains basic findings related to the category of discourse crucial for the whole argument. First part deals with the issue of collective memory - the role it plays in building the identity of successive generations and the role that school should play in shaping collective memory. The dissertation includes the results of a survey – it was carried out among high school students in 2012 and analysis of the works included in the school reading list, in which Jewish characters are present - these are mainly works of writers from the 19th and 20th centuries. As it appears from observations, the methods of analyzing readings in which Jewish themes are taken constitute the basic source of stereotypical images of Jews. In the chapter about the Shoah was stated that history of the Holocaust is taken up in the school didactic discourse in a fragmentary and often polonocentric way. The closing part of the dissertation is a description of the project My View on the Holocaust, which was an attempt to answer the question: what ways of talking about extermination are the most interesting in the students' opinion. It conteins didactic solutions that aim to form a collective memory free from distortions, as well as to shape attitudes devoid of stereotypes and prejudice.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM63d36cdfe364491b93820674cb31c558/

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