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Facing History and Ourselves

  • By: Martin Sleeper, Marc Skvirsky & Margot Stern Strom
  • In: Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education
  • Edited by: James A. Banks
  • Subject:Diversity & Consistency, Sociology of Education (general)

Since its founding in 1976 in Brookline, Massachusetts, Facing History and Ourselves has grown from an innovative course taught in a single school district to an international nonprofit organization with offices in nearly a dozen cities and with partnerships in China, Northern Ireland, Israel, Rwanda, and South Africa. Facing History engages nearly 2 million students annually through its network of more than 29,000 educators around the world and reaches the public and the broader educational market through community events and extensive online resources.

Working in classrooms and communities characterized by increasing religious, ethnic, cultural, and national diversity, these educators provide a model of educational intervention and professional development that helps teachers and their students make the essential connections between history and the moral choices they confront ...

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