As we send out this month’s Combating Extremism campaign materials, we pause to note the attack this week at Ohio State University.
It reminds us why, when we asked you what you thought of extremism, you had a lot to say. Including strong opinions about what each of us can do—starting with education.This month’s Combating Extremism materials will help you do exactly that – providing techniques to counter misinformation, stereotypes and the resulting alienation that can fuel extremism … because how we teach can be as important as what we teach, and how we speak can be as important as what we say.
Take a look and let us know what you think:
- 7 Principles for Inclusive Education: Tanenbaum’s well-researched and accessible framework to increase equity, decrease exclusion and explore diversity in classrooms.
- 7 Principles Summary Sheet
- We Asked, You Answered: A roundup of answers we received from across the country to the question, “What can the average person do to combat extremism?” From our July 2016 survey to readers (Hint: education), plus resources for getting started.
- Questions for Students and Educators: A question guide for teaching about stereotypes and social justice.
In the words of one survey respondent, “[Extremism] starts with the average person, and it is with the average person it might end. Indeed, what can an average person not do about extremism!”