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Book launch and Panel discussion: Education and Extremisms

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Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Welcome and Introduction

Prof. Becky Francis, Director, UCL Institute of Education

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Lynn Revell, Canterbury Christ Church University

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Dr Farid Panjwani, Director, CREME

Liam Duffy, Director, Since 911

Prof. Vini Lander, Roehampton University

Dr Vanessa Ogden, Head Teacher, Mulberry School for Girls

The Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education (CREME) at the UCL Institute of Education is delighted to host the launch of the newly released edited volume: Education and Extremisms: Rethinking Liberal Pedagogies in the Contemporary World (Routledge).

The launch is free to attend and open to all. If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact ioe.creme@ucl.ac.uk

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The book addresses one of the most pressing questions facing societies today: how is education to respond to the challenge of extremism? It argues that the implementation of new teaching techniques, curricular reforms or top-down changes to education policy alone cannot solve the problem of extremism in educational establishments across the world. Instead, the authors of this thought-provoking volume argue that there is a need for those concerned with radicalisation to reconsider the relationship between instrumentalist ideologies shaping education and the multiple forms of extremisms that exist.

The book's 16 chapters provide a careful selection of pertinent and topical case studies, policy analysis and insightful critique of extremist discourses. Taken together, the chapters in the book make a powerful case for re-engaging with liberal education in order to foster values of individual and social enrichment, intellectual freedom, criticality, open-mindedness, flexibility and reflection as antidotes to extremist ideologies. Recognising recent criticisms of liberalism and liberal education, the authors argue for a new understanding of liberal education that is suitable for multicultural societies in a rapidly globalising world.

Further information and order options are available here.

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