Extreme views and conspiracism rising among England’s pupils, research finds
The Guardian says teachers are reporting a rise in extremist views and conspiracy theories among pupils, which they warn will be left to fester unless schools equip them with training and resources to tackle dangerous thinking and ideologies, according to research.
The government’s approach to tackling extremism is too focused on identifying and reporting pupils thought to be at risk of radicalisation, rather than teaching pupils how to reject and discuss hateful views and ideologies, the teachers who were interviewed by researchers at UCL’s Institute of Education said.
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