Although the Netherlands have not experienced any terrorists attacks in the past years, there is no reason to assume that radicalisation is declining nor that the soil for terrorism has become less fertile. It is striking that there is still hardly any knowledge about the relation between radicalisation and socialisation, education and development of youngsters, even though radicalisation is relatively more frequent amongst adolescents and the age of radicalised youngsters is declining. This article describes the available knowledge and the gaps that need to be filled. We address three themes that appear to be specifically relevant according to the existing knowledge of processes of radicalisation: threats to the self, bonding to the family and other core institutions in society, and the education and socialization in the context of the family, the school and the mosque and the peergroup. We end with proposals for further educational research, which can provide guidelines for the prevention of radicalisation.
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|