Bringing Rwanda into the classroom

Teaching History article

By Mark Gudgel, published 17th December 2013

A short 20 years: meeting the challenges facing teachers who bring Rwanda into the classroom

As the twentieth anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda approaches, Mark Gudgel argues that we should face the challenges posed by teaching about Rwanda. Drawing on his experience as a history teacher in the US, his experience researching and  supporting others' classrooms in the US and UK, his training in Holocaust education and his knowledge and experience of Rwanda, Gudgel identifies some of the most common challenges facing teachers. He offers practical advice, some principles for continued development of suitable approaches and his personal reflections on the importance of bringing Rwanda's history into the classroom...

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