Prevention Work: Showing Alternatives to Salafism

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The aim of preventive work is to create alternative offers that counteract the appeal of Salafist discourse and show real prospects in society. Participation in society needs to be more attractive than total withdrawal into an exclusive umma, argues Götz Nordbruch (ufuq.de) in this article.

Transforming schools into labs for democracy. A companion to preventing violent radicalisation through education

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TThis companion formulates recommendations to envision schools as ‘labs for democracy’ that would provide sustainable responses to radicalisation. It aims at improving teaching methods and adopting institutional structures to strengthen teachers and schools as facilitators who will build and strengthen democratic values amongst students and empower them as active citizens.

Between Diversity and Stigmatisation: Anti-Semitism and Education in a Plural, Multi-Ethnic Society

Anti-Semitic statements and worldviews present educators with particular challenges, often because they are also connected with issues and conflicts that present themselves in a plural, multi-ethnic society. In her article, Anne Goldenbogen summarises the current state of academic debate on anti-Semitism in multi-ethnic societies. She argues for a critical examination of one’s own attitudes and experiences within pedagogical work, but also calls for a greater consideration of young people’s realities of life and of their constructions of identity.

Prevention Work in Schools: The Kids Are All Right

Experiences of discrimination and marginalisation are widespread among young Muslims in Germany. Mistrust and exclusion create a climate in which radicalisation becomes possible. Jochen Müller stresses the importance of addressing these issues in education.