Project Ukrainian Books for Education in Tolerance
Teaching tolerance in multicultural Europe and world is one of the challenges posed by modernity. In 1995 the UNESCO General Conference Resolution passed the Declaration on the Principles of Tolerance and the first decade of the XXI century was pronounced by the UN "The International Decade for the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the Earth".
Over the recent years not the content but methodology of the education in humanities has been changing greatly. It became obvious that to have a notable effect on teenagers' personality the methods and forms of activities employed by history, social science, law or other subjects has to change. The new approaches include techniques actively influencing the child, subconsciously forming certain social skills: effective communication, group interaction, critical thinking, tolerant relationships…
Dissemination of such technologies is to be fostered by the project "Ukrainian Books for Education in Tolerance" that started in Ukraine in 2009. The project is implemented under the support of MATRA programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Kingdom, Anne Frank House and Central and East European Book Publishing Fund. The project will last for three years. Its goal is to combat discrimination, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and to form tolerance and respect for others via dissemination of books in the educational system and wider society.
Dear colleagues! The fresh issue of information-pedagogical bulletin of UCHS «Lessons of the Holocaust», № 3 (67), July-October, 2021 has been published.[More]
From October 28 to November 1 in 2021, the five-day seminar-school “Learning from the Past -Acting for the Future” took place in Pushcha-Vodytsia. Twenty-five educators from all around Ukraine participated in the program. The seminar-school aims to improve the level of learning about the history of the Holocaust and human rights in Ukraine. It provides an opportunity to combine Ukrainian and international experience in teaching these topics and the relevance of historical events in the present.[More]
On 30th September 2021, the first „stumbling stone” was installed on the sidewalk of Frolovska street, 3 in Kyiv. This first small memorial plaque made of brass honors Liudmyla Tkach who was lucky enough to survive the crimes of Babyn Yar as a five-year-old child.[More]
Memory of Babyn Yar and the Holocaust: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the start of murders in Babyn Yar
As the first real-life conference after a long period of online events, on 23-24 September 2021 the seminary about the memory of Babyn Yar and the Holocaust took place in Taras Shevchenko University Kyiv.[More]
Dear colleagues! The fresh issue of information-pedagogical bulletin of UCHS «Lessons of the Holocaust», № 2 (66), April-June, 2021 has been published.[More]