ERIC Number: ED431045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Racial Inequality in Schools.
Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).; Association for Teachers and Lecturers, London (England).
In spite of considerable progress on racial equality issues and multicultural education made in the schools of the United Kingdom, many areas of disadvantage remain for ethnic minority students and some new ones have emerged. Quite apart from the moral and educational imperatives behind policies against racism, there are legal implications for schools that neglect these areas of concern. The duties of local authorities under the Race Relations Act of 1976 are outlined. Suggestions are also made for things classroom teachers can do to promote racial equality in the whole school. In addition to their role in making whole-school policy, teachers can do much in specific subject areas to enhance equality for all students and combat racist behavior and assumptions. Some ideas are offered for various subject areas. Sensitivity to the languages and culture of students is needed, and educational establishments can take a leading role in the whole area of equal opportunities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Racial Bias
Association of Teachers and Lecturers, 7 Northumberland Street, London WC2N 5DA, England, United Kingdom (3.99 British pounds; free to Association members); Tel: 0171-930-6441; Fax: 0171-930-1359; e-mail: email@example.com
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).; Association for Teachers and Lecturers, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom