June 29, 2011
Those in schools with high numbers of Muslim children are particularly concerned about talking about the atrocity – despite it being arguably the defining event of the 21st century so far.
Alison Kitson, faculty director at the Institute of Education at London University, which carried out the survey, said teachers should “grasp the nettle” and tackle the subject. They should credit children with more maturity, she said.
Four in five teachers (81 per cent) said that when teaching the topic, it was a challenge to break “students’ stereotypes and prejudices about other cultures”.