Educating Against Extremism: Towards a Critical Politicisation of Young People

  title={Educating Against Extremism: Towards a Critical 
Politicisation of Young People},
  author={Lynn Davies},
  journal={International Review of Education},
  • L. Davies
  • Published 14 January 2009
  • Sociology
  • International Review of Education
This paper is based on a recently published book, Educating Against Extremism (Davies, Educating Against Extremism, 2008), which explores the potential role of schools in averting the more negative and violent forms of extremism in a country. It examines the nature of extremism; identity formation and radicalisation; religious belief, faith schools and the myth of equal value; justice, revenge and honour; and free speech, humour and satire. The paper argues that religious fundamentalism, as… 
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