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Radicalisation and Terrorism: A Teacher's Handbook for Addressing Extremism

Alison Jamieson, MA 1974

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act of 2015 makes it compulsory for schools to implement anti-radicalisation measures to help prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism. Given these new and onerous duties teachers urgently need a resource that enables them to recognise, debate and disrupt extremist narratives within the context of the classroom. 

This practical handbook provides a reliable and objective resource to enable upper primary/lower secondary school teachers to tackle the complex subjects of terrorism and radicalisation with confidence. It sets political violence within a broad context of perceived injustice, using familiar emotions of anger and disappointment to introduce the notion of grievance, a precursor of all forms of terrorism. 

The text covers issues of citizenship, human rights and respect, civil and political engagement, the nature of identity and how we identify with others. Fictional storylines and classroom activities are provided to stimulate creative thinking and interactive participation.

ISBN: 978-1-78317-182-8