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Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: International and German Approaches

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dc.contributor Georg-Eckert-Inst. de_DE
dc.contributor German Federal Ministry of Education and Research de_DE Christodoulou, Eleni Szakács, Simona 2018-12-13T11:57:08Z 2018-12-13T11:57:08Z 2018-12-10
dc.description.abstract There is a great deal of discussion on how people are not born violent extremists but ‘made’ into one, as well as an increasing recognition that education can play a crucial role in preventing violent extremism. However, to date there is very little research on either an international or a national level on practices and approaches of preventing violent extremism through education (PVE-E). This study fills in this gap by firstly providing a comprehensive mapping of, as well as critical engagement with, the discourses and practices of twelve key international organisations currently involved in PVE-E on both a formal and informal level. It illustrates the different ways in which organisations perceive and enact PVE-E and places the significance of their actions in a comparative context exposing both strengths and weaknesses. Secondly, this study offers the first systematic analysis of PVE-E content in both curricula and textbooks of history and social studies in Germany’s 16 federal states. It engages with how specific themes such as ‘extremism’ and ‘terrorism’ are treated in 87 curricular documents and maps dominant representations of violent extremism emerging from an analysis of 137 textbooks intended for the lower secondary level of education across different types of schools. The study also problematizes existing PVE-E practices in the formal curriculum within the German federal system and identifies possible avenues for improvement. Finally, the study concludes with recommendations for policy-makers and practitioners for both the international and national levels. de_DE
dc.format 115 p.; 1.68 MB de_DE
dc.language.iso eng de_DE
dc.rights Namensnennung 4.0 International *
dc.rights Namensnennung 4.0 International *
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dc.subject.ddc 371.32 de_DE
dc.title Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: International and German Approaches de_DE
dc.type Online-Publikation de_DE
dc.identifier.pi urn:nbn:de:0220-2018-007
dc.identifier.pi 10.5281/zenodo.1489032 en_EN
dc.subject.keyword PVE de_DE
dc.subject.keyword Germany de_DE
dc.subject.keyword international de_DE
dc.subject.keyword Extremism de_DE

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