Radicalisation and Terrorism: A Teachers Handbook for Addressing Extremism

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (February 2015) makes it compulsory for schools to implement anti-radicalisation measures to help prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism.  

As the increasingly frequent press stories of school children being radicalised show, 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.



About the authors:

Alison Jamieson is a freelance author, writing on issues of political violence, drug trafficking and organised crime for over 25 years. She has worked as consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, served on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (published by Taylor & Francis) from 1992–2010 and has published three books on terrorism for the educational market (with Wayland Publishing and Arcturus/Franklin Watts).

Jane Flint is a primary school teacher, whose experience teaching a predominantly Muslim class in Beeston, Leeds at the time of the 2005 London bombings was an inspiration for this book.

Publisher: Brilliant Publications

Title: Radicalisation and Terrorism: A Teacher’s Handbook for Addressing Extremism

Age range: 11–14 year olds

ISBN: 978-1-78317-182-8

UK price: £19.99


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