The Prevent duty is two years old. What’s really going on in schools and colleges?

Joel Busher, Tufyal Choudhury, Paul Thomas

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The Prevent duty came into force two years ago. Schools and colleges now have to identify students they consider vulnerable to radicalisation and to promote ‘fundamental British values’ in the curriculum. Has this had – as some fear – a chilling effect on free speech? Joel Busher, Tufyal Choudhury and Paul Thomas found staff have tried to pre-empt this by actively encouraging debate. While they are largely confident about implementing Prevent, many are uncomfortable and unsure about promoting ‘British’ values and worried about the danger of stigmatising Muslim students.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDemocratic Audit
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2017


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