The PREVENT strategy, as part of the government’s counter-terrorism policy, places unique demands on schools. Dr David Lundie’s report, ‘Security Safeguarding and the Curriculum Recommendations for multiagency Prevent work in schools‘, offers recommendations to help schools to meet these demands through the curriculum. Among the report’s recommendations, which are the result of a British Academy-Leverhulme-funded research project, Dr Lundie suggests that a broad and balanced curriculum ‘provides important opportunities to discuss controversial issues and help young people understand and deliberate on the origins of their values, develop critical thinking and digital literacy.’ Enabling all children to engage in such discussion provides, he suggests, a more positive framing of the agenda than singling out ‘at risk’ individuals.
Dr Lundie will launch the report at a seminar this afternoon hosted by the Centre for Education and Policy Analysis at Liverpool Hope University, where he is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education.
The report is available to download here: Security Safeguarding and the Curriculum Recommendations for multiagency Prevent work in schools, or from the link above.
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