EIS opposes Prevent

Moray Place

The National Council of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) agreed the following resolution on 22 January 2016:

"That this Council is opposed to Islamophobia and calls for a campaign of resistance against attempts to make training in Prevent strategies mandatory for all teachers and lecturers. Council rejects, and will campaign against, the threats to freedom of speech in educational institutions posed by the definition of extremism contained in the joint UK and Scottish Government guidance, because of the broad range of individuals and groups who may at some point fall foul of it."

The Council is the principal executive committee of the EIS. It is the main decision-making body of the EIS outwith the AGM.

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