Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair
In 2014 an investigation into an alleged plot to ‘Islamify’ several state schools in Birmingham began. Known as the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair, this caused a previously highly successful school to be vilified. Holmwood, an expert witness in the professional misconduct cases brought against the teachers, and O’Toole, who researches the government’s counter-extremism agenda, challenge the accepted narrative and draw on the potential parallel with the Hillsborough disaster to suggest a similar false narrative has taken hold of public debate. This important book highlights the major injustice inflicted on the teachers and shows how this affair was used to criticise multiculturalism, and justify the expansion of a broad and intrusive counter extremism agenda.
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Part 1 Context
1 British values and community cohesion
from hearts and minds to muscular liberalism
3 Community cohesion schooling and Prevent
4 Religious education collective worship and publicly funded education
5 Governance school reform and change management
Part 2 The case
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