Preventing Violent Extremism through Education – A Guide for Policy-Makers

24 April 2017

In 2016 UNESCO has published the Teachers’ Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism to help educators address the issue of violent extremism in classrooms. Now, in 2017, in response to the decision of UNESCO’s Executive Board at its 197th session (197 EX/Dec46), a new guide Preventing Violent Extremism through Education has come out. This publication demonstrates to education professionals (policy-makers, teachers and various education stakeholders) how to confront violent extremism in today’s society.

The guide explains violent extremism and what role education can play in preventing it, provides examples of pedagogies, policies and other effective approaches that might be used in addressing the challenges of extremism, defines methods of educating trainers and informing community, as well as specifies possible ways of cooperation with like-minded partners.

This publication has been developed under the supervision of Soo-Hyang Choi, Director of the Division for Inclusion, Peace and Sustainable Development, and Alexander Leicht, Chief of the Section of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship, Education Sector, at UNESCO Headquarters.

Original language: English
Other available languages: French
Author: Davies, Lynn
Collation: 75
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-92-3-100215-1
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