Towards a Pedagogy of the Radicalised

  • Stijn Sieckelinck
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)


Policy makers in all Western and some non-Western countries are giving educational institutions a central position in their public safety agenda against extremism, leading to all kinds of practical and philosophical complications. Still, research in the field where Intelligence and Security meet Education is extremely scarce and what has been carried out is preliminary and hypothetical. By analysing and reconsidering the definition of radicalisation for educational purposes, identifying the different dimensions of this growing research domain and reflecting upon possible educational responses, this chapter raises philosophical questions about educating against extremism.


Radicalisation Education Extremism Citizenship Pedagogy Moral education Philosophy of education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stijn Sieckelinck
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  1. 1.Institute for Societal ResilienceVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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