Black British History: Black influences on British Culture. This new book aimed at parents and teachers who would like solid information to teach their children Modern Black British History, and to exercise the historical skills required by the National Curriculum.
“Considering the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice system upon African Caribbean men, why are so few of our young men going to university to study law?” – THE LEMN SISSAY LAW BURSARIES.
Representation Matters. Using a range of examples of Black and Global Majority (BGM) role models across all of the subjects taught in schools will contribute towards changing the narrative of cultural stereotypes in education. BGM role models should be used all year round, not just during Black history month or a themed cultural activity! This will ultimately promote positive stereotypes and provide options of alternative professional career paths that will contribute towards breaking the concrete ceiling for the future generation. BGM representation could be used in every subject in the curriculum. For example;
Science: George Washington Carver. Scientist and inventor of an automobile that as more sophisticated than Henry Ford’s model T
Scientist / Inventor Design and Technology: Garrett Morgan. Inventor of the traffic lights and gas mask
Business Studies: The Black Wall Street (Greenwood, Tulsa) one of the most prominent concentrations of African-American businesses in the United States during the early 20th century
IT / Computing: Jerry Lawson, Inventor of the modern day console
Art: Jean-Michel Basquiat. Artist and responsible for the most expensive painting sold $110 million
English: Maya Angelou
Mathematics: Katherine Johnson Mathematics was responsible for putting the first people on the moon
Keep checking the website the summer for SoW for a range of subjects.
Utter disbelief! Racism and inequality in education has always been a underlying problem, however, its been a long time since I have witnessed an example as blatant as this.Instances like this are a justification for my research and dedication towards leading equality and diversity in education.
I will go as far to say that the Rochester Grammar School’s ‘Slave auction task’ are the actions of practitioners with racist ideals pushing the boundaries of education. This may be through unconscious or conscious biases that need to be addressed to ensure that racism is repudiated within education.
It is imperative that equality and diversity training should be mandatory for staff and pupils to continue to educate those who lack basic common sense. Especially in the above circumstance!! Instances like this should be brought to the forefront and not be swept under the carpet like its ‘no big issue’.