On Austrian Soil: Teaching Those I Was Taught To Hate
Sondra Perl | ISBN: 0791463893 | PDF | 261 pages | 2005 | 6 MB
Most educators keep their teaching secret. In On Austrian Soil, an awardwinning teacher, Sondra Perl, opens her classroom to reveal the struggles and successes she encounters when she, not without trepidation, raises the questions of history with her adult Austrian students, descendants of Nazis. Her students, teachers themselves, come facetoface with the question of their responsibility not only to the past but also to the future. Perl's careful descriptions are an invitation to scrutinize her teaching and thinking as well as her students' own histories and hatreds. Writing together, she and her students break lifelong silencesdiscovering along the way the power of dialogue to transform deeply held prejudices.