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ERIC Number: EJ1338041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1474-8479
Decolonising Curriculum in Education: Continuing Proclamations and Provocations
Race, Richard; Ayling, Pere; Chetty, Dorrie; Hassan, Nasima; McKinney, Stephen J.; Boath, Lauren; Riaz, Nighet; Salehjee, Saima
London Review of Education, v20 n1 Article 12 2022
A prominent feature of the Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd has been the renewed call for schools to become antiracist. What can be learnt from past unsuccessful attempts to implement antiracist education? Specific critiques of the antiracist movement made by prominent academics such as Paul Gilroy are worth revisiting. Research also suggests that sections of White working-class students were alienated by antiracist strategies that were often clumsy and exclusive in their implementation. In relation to state initiatives, there has been a shift from antiracist or multicultural agendas to the forefronting of the teaching of British values in schools. It is within this context, with the catalyst of popular outrage at racial injustice, that calls for antiracist education are again being vocalised. This article suggests that a renewed form of antiracism might focus on integrating a pedagogy of educating for social justice, setting out to avoid the polarisation of racialised categories. Rather than espousing a limited and essentialising discourse of race, a reexamination of class relations could usefully be positioned within a reformulated and reimagined antiracism that offers a critique of systemic injustice to include a wider constituency than race alone.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain); Nigeria; United Kingdom (Scotland)
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