Conclusion: reflections on the first five years of the Prevent duty in early years, primary, secondary and further education

Jerome, Lee ORCID logoORCID:, Busher, Joel, Armstrong, Megan, Choudhury, Tufyal, da Silva, Raquel, Elwick, Alex ORCID logoORCID:, Fontana, Giuditta, James, Natalie, Lewis, James, Robson, Jenny, Svennevig, Hans and Thomas, Paul (2020) Conclusion: reflections on the first five years of the Prevent duty in early years, primary, secondary and further education. In: The Prevent Duty in Education: Impact, Enactment and Implications. Busher, Joel and Jerome, Lee ORCID logoORCID:, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, Chams, Switzerland, pp. 159-169. ISBN 9783030455583, e-ISBN 9783030455590. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-45559-0_9)

PDF - Published version (with publisher's formatting)
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Download (248kB) | Preview


This chapter reflects on the key conclusions from across the previous chapters. First, it discusses how the Prevent Duty has become normalised in schools, colleges and early years provision, as professionals incorporated it into existing structures and processes—both in the curriculum and through safeguarding. Second, it discusses how, whilst some professionals might have unconsciously reproduced potentially harmful stereotypes and simplistic assumptions about terrorism and extremism, others have consciously worked to mitigate the possible negative effects of the Duty, and have used the curriculum to further develop values education and opportunities for critical discussion. Third, the chapter reflects on the implications of the apparent banalisation of Prevent within education, and how this may or may not intersect with processes of securitisation.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 31539
Notes on copyright: © The Author(s) 2020.
This chapter is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license and indicate if changes were made.
The images or other third party material in this chapter are included in the chapter's Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the chapter's Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
Useful Links:
Depositing User: Lee Jerome
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 09:27
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2020 09:27

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Activity Overview
6 month trend
6 month trend

Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.