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Downey, S. “Findings and Implications from an Evaluation of School Programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.” Visitor Studies Today 3(2) (2000): 13-16.


In 1998-99, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) conducted the first comprehensive evaluation of its educational programming for school groups. The Museum receives visits from well over 6,000 scheduled and unscheduled middle school and high school groups a year. The students and teachers of these groups receive a significant share of the Education Division’s staff, time, and resources. Consequently, the evaluation was deemed crucial to determine the impact of the school programs and to guide future programming decisions. This article presents the findings and implications from this evaluation.

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