Summer School Preventing Violent Extremism through Education
The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) is pleased to announce the fifth Georg Arnhold International Summer School, which will take place in Braunschweig, Germany, from 23 to 27 July 2018.
The Summer School will bring together early-career scholars, senior researchers and practitioners to explore the theme of preventing violent extremism through education (PVE-E). It will focus on curricula and curriculum reform, educational media, formal and non-formal educational activities, and diverse stakeholders such as teachers, NGOs, governments and international organizations in the context of PVE-E policies, practices and challenges. Particular emphasis will be placed on sharing expertise of good practices around the world, offering a critical analysis of problematic and controversial approaches, and identifying potential ways of overcoming obstacles.
The GEI invites original contributions that draw upon diverse contexts, theories and methods to shed light on questions pertaining to, but not restricted to, the following four themes:
1) Drivers of violent extremism in youth
2) PVE-E policies, pedagogies and educational material
3) Teacher training and teaching practices in PVE-E
4) Stakeholders in PVE-E (state/non-state/international actors)
When applying, participants are requested to indicate which thematic issue they consider their work to be most relevant to.