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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Victoria ShowunmiGoldilocks and the Three Bears

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

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Race, Racism and Education: What Can we Learn from History?

Gill Crozierpost by GILL CROZIER
University of Roehampton

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?

Socially just education

Professor Diane Reay
Post by DIANE REAY
Cambridge University

A socially just educational system is one premised on the maxim that a good education is the democratic right of all rather than a prize to be competitively fought over. It is also one which seeks to value and enhance children’s well-being as well as their intellectual growth. Yet, current education policy has intensified educational cruelties in schooling. There are many examples but my research has focussed on two in particular. First, testing regimes in primary schools has shown that assessment procedures have powerful effects on how students come to see themselves as learners. Continue reading Socially just education