I found this week’s Values module input an important and interesting insight into racism and patriarchy. The lecture tackled these difficult topics in a respectful manner, which I found engaging. Although difficult, it is important not to shy away from these topics. Many lecture attendees got involved in discussion and contributed points I had not previously considered.
As a Primary teacher I believe that it is my job to raise my awareness of racism and sexism in order to educate my pupils and prevent these issues in the classroom. I feel it is important to highlight to young people that everyone is equal and deserves the same respect and opportunities, regardless of their background. As a Primary teacher must also ensure that no genders are subconsciously favoured.