The Respecting Children blog has been concerned with linking research evidence to demonstrate how issues of social justice and inequality have recurred over the last forty years. The generation of empirical data is considered to be one way to support an argument and demonstrate a need for change within education policy or practice. Researchers working in the field of “race”, ethnicity and education have built up a sizeable range of data to demonstrate how “race” and ethnicity in intersection with other factors such as poverty impact on the educational outcomes of minority ethnic children (Strand 2014), or how ethnicity affects the experiences of Black and minority ethnic trainee teachers in schools (Flintoff 2014; Pearce 2014). Continue reading What’s story-telling got to do with research?
by VICTORIA SHOWUNMI
Institute of Education
As I stood in the bathroom about to wash my daughter’s face I noticed that she looked rather unhappy. I stopped what I was doing and asked her what was wrong. The conversation went something like this: Continue reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Racism is vile. Three weeks ago I would have thought that just about everyone in Britain would agree with that statement – even though some of those might still behave in racist ways. But in May the British Social Attitudes’ Survey reported that a third of all surveyed admitted to being racist . Why has this arisen when many suggest Britain is now a more tolerant society? Continue reading Race, Racism and Education: What Can we Learn from History?