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Transforming minds: Importance of educating against extremist ideologies

Extremism has evolved beyond religion to include political motivations. Educating against extremism has become an essential counter-measure. Tools like critical thinking and human rights awareness can help shape attitudes and ideologies. However, challenges like terrorism, fundamentalism, migration, diversity, and online communication require flexible strategies. Our paper looks at how integrating critical thinking, media literacy, and human rights education can build resilience against extremist recruitment and promote tolerance. Customizing policies to specific national and local contexts is essential. We recommend a strategy that integrates education into counter-extremism efforts. It should outline objectives, allocate resources, and merge educational initiatives with a broader approach. Teachers should receive special training in handling extremism-related topics and foster youth engagement to combat extremism.

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17.01.2024

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Importance of educating against extremist ideologies

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