Doctor Paula Cowan is a Reader in Education at the University of the West of Scotland, a UK delegate on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, a member of the Holocaust Memorial Day (Scotland) Steering Group, and a founding trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. Paula is Director of Vision Schools Scotland, an accreditation programme that was launched in 2017 to promote excellence in Holocaust teaching in schools in Scotland. Paula’s previous work with museums include assisting the National Holocaust Centre with Our Lonely Journey (1999), writing the teaching resource, The Holocaust Drawing Pack, (2001) for the Museum’s Education Service Glasgow, and working with Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, on testimony from Holocaust survivor Marianne Grant (2002). Paula’s research is mainly focused on school based Citizenship and Holocaust education. Paula has written several Holocaust teaching resources for primary and secondary teachers. Her co-edited book, Teaching Controversial Issues in the Classroom, (Continuum, 2012) includes several chapters on teaching the Holocaust. Paula is co–author of Understanding and Teaching Holocaust Education which examines and discusses current thinking of Holocaust education in primary and secondary schools (Sage, 2017), and co-editor of Holocaust Education in Primary Schools in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). In 2015 Paula was awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award for her work in Holocaust education from the Children's Identity and Citizenship Europe Association (CiCeA).

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