High school students and online commemoration of the group's cultural trauma

Alon Lazar, Tal Litvak Hirsch

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Abstract

This paper addresses the interaction of three equivalent issues: education, cultural trauma and the Internet. Theory suggests that the educational system plays an important role in the transmission and maintenance of the memory of a group's defining cultural trauma. However little is empirically known of the ways education influences the attitudes of younger members of a collective who struggle with the memory of the trauma. This study investigated the willingness of Jewish-Israeli high school students who relate to this trauma only through the educational system to engage in online commemoration of the trauma. Findings indicate a complex picture of how high school educational socialization is related to online commemoration of the group's cultural trauma, and suggest several future lines of research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-78
Number of pages7
JournalResearch in Education
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Cultural trauma
  • Education
  • High school students
  • Israel
  • Online commemoration

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