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ERIC Number: EJ813794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Gender, Education, Extremism and Security
Davies, Lynn
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v38 n5 p611-625 Oct 2008
This paper examines the complex relationships between gender, education, extremism and security. After defining extremism and fundamentalism, it looks first at the relationship of gender to violence generally, before looking specifically at how this plays out in more extremist violence and terrorism. Religious fundamentalism is also shown to have gendered concerns. The paper concludes with drawing together the educational implications of these analyses, arguing for a politicised education to promote both national and personal security. Five components are proposed: acceptance of ambiguity rather than absolutism and single truths; a secular basis in human rights; breaking down "otherness"; reconciliation rather than revenge; and free speech and humour. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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