This text focuses on racism in the policy, research, theory and practice of education. It includes a study of anti-racism at the level of whole-school management and classroom practice. The words of teachers and students are included to bring the issues to life and to illustrate the daily problems of life in urban schools. The author explores such questions as: how are "race" and "racism" implicated in education policy and practice?; what does effective antiracism look like in practice?; how can teachers and school students be encouraged to think critically about their racialized assumptions and actions? This book provides a picture of the key matters facing managers, classroom teachers and their students as schools struggle to develop strong and workable approaches to anti-racist education. It is accompanied by a critical review of current debates and controversies concerning "race", ethnicity and identity.
"The value of David Gillborn's book is its comprehensive examination of the theoretical discussion surrounding race, racism, anti-racism as understood currently and the relevance of this discussion to education...Gillborn captures the complexity, contingency and shifting nature of both the theory and practice which attempts to complement it in this important book." - Education Today and Tomorrow. "Gillborn's accessible and well-written book attemptsto move beyond some of the strictures and antagonisms of the 1980s antiracist/multicultural paradign war." - Sociology. "...a welcome return to problems and issues that just refuse to go away no matter how much debate becomes concentrated around thenational curriculum, education vouchers and selection, private finance andcompounded by the winding down of Section 11 funding." - Local Government Studies.
Part 1 "Race", research and policy: discourse and policy; racism and research; theorizing identity and antiracism. Part 2 "Race" and educational practice: the politics of school change; antiracism and the whole school; antiracism in the classroom; student perspectives; conclusion - rethinking racism and antiracism.
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st February 1995
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.33