A Teachers' Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism
Young people need relevant and timely learning opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that can help them build their resilience to the propaganda of violent extremism. These competencies can be developed with the help of confident, well-prepared and respected teachers, who are in extensive contact with young people. With this concern in mind, this Guide was designed for teachers in upper primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education. It was also developed with the hope that it can support the efforts of teachers working in both formal and non-formal educational settings.
More specifically, this Guide seeks to:
- Provide practical advice on when and how to discuss the issue of violent extremism and radicalization with learners, and
- Help teachers create a classroom climate that is inclusive and conducive to respectful dialogue, open discussion and critical thinking.