Anne Frank programme important in challenging prejudice

Congratulations to SeNSS student Katie Goodbun, School of Psychology at the University of Kent, for undertaking important research into the teaching of young people about the life of Anne Frank.

The full article can be found on the University of Kent’s website here.

The article outlines, “The research found that, after completing a schools programme run by the Anne Frank Trust UKover 97% of students felt more open and positive about at least one other group in society who are different to themselves. These groups included Muslims, Jews and homeless people.“

“The study also found that after completing the programme, young people were less likely to ignore incidents of hate-related bullying and felt more confident in reacting to it. They also reported a significant increase in their knowledge about prejudice.“

It goes on to say, “Supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, researcher Katie Goodbun from the University’s School of Psychology analysed evidence of the views of over 300 school students in 31 schools that had completed the programme, both before they started it and again after finishing. “

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