Neither Villains Nor Victims: Towards an Educational Perspective on Radicalisation

Stijn Sieckelinck, Femke Kaulingfreks, Micha De Winter

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ABSTRACT: This study questions whether the perspectives of security and intelligence serve educators well enough in the early stages of radicalisation. Assigned to signal deviant behaviour, educators are unwittingly drawn into a villain-victim imagery of their students. This imagery seems to impede a genuine educational outlook on radicalisation. Key notions of this outlook may be ‘critically addressing ideals’ and ‘forming pedagogical coalitions’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-343
Number of pages15
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes


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