This is a guidance document developed to support students in responding to racist comments or jokes. The guidance outlines the legislative and assessment frameworks within which students and teachers work. It also provides advice as to how such frameworks can impact on practice and how students, and indeed teachers can respond when they hear a comment or joke which they perceive as being racist.
This is a really useful document for all student teachers/trainees but particularly those working in predominantly White contexts. It explains succinctly why challenging inappropriate comments is so important, and also provides starting points for those entering the teaching profession who, it is hoped, will be committed to addressing racism in its many forms. This could be adapted for use by other institutions and could be included as part of any input relating to 'race' or within programme or placement documentation. It would be particularly useful to use as a reference point for students after they have been involved in discussion activities which make them aware of the importance of work in this area (see links below for some examples of such activities).
Document reproduced with kind permission of Nick Givens, University of Exeter
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3. Classroom cultures and equality strategies, 4. Challenging racism and stereotyping, 8. Resources for teaching and learning, E. ITE Pedagogy
Early Years, Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5, Middle, Primary, Secondary
Article Id : 15397
Date Posted: 29/4/2009