Youth Empowerment for Peace and Resilience Building and Prevention of Violent Extremism in Sahel and Surrounding Countries
A Guide for Teachers
The Youth Empowerment for Peace and Resilience Building and Prevention of Violent Extremism in Sahel and Surrounding Countries Guide is a timely intervention that supports the capacity-building of secondary school teachers and teacher educators to address violent extremism. It understands that Africa’s teeming youth population, if not harnessed creates an opportunity for radicalization and extremism. Therefore, aims to engage, support, and educate youth on peace, resilience building and the prevention of violent extremism.
The Guide opens with the dynamics of violent extremism in the Sahel and surrounding countries to provide the background context. It then looks at the role of education for peace, resilience building and the prevention of violent extremism before going into specific key elements and tools for teachers. These include how to create spaces and opportunities for ethical reflections and community engagement along with core competencies for resilience-building and how to use transformative pedagogy. There is also a chapter on the importance of assessment of learning. The Guide then concludes with a chapter of activities and their methodology that teachers can use to engage learners. The activities can be contextualized to the learners’ needs and environment. A variety of methodologies, such as discussion-based learning, problem-solving based learning, experience-based learning, comparative-, cooperative and introspection-based learning, are provided.