Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Through Education Initiatives Assessing the Evidence Base
|Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism Through Education Initiatives Assessing the Evidence Base|
Education, CVE, intervention, effectiveness
The research for this paper demonstrates that preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) education interventions are often based on assumptions and not on rigorously tested models and theories. Given the paucity of publicly available evaluations of interventions,4 the research observed that little evidence to support these assumptions has been generated so far and the popularity of certain intervention sub-types appears to have been taken as a proxy for effectiveness, thus encouraging replication or repetition. Nevertheless, the lack of empirical evidence for the effectiveness of P/CVE education interventions cannot automatically be assumed to mean that these interventions are ineffective.