Anti-racist education

It is not enough to recognise and value diversity. Learners need the opportunity to explore stereotypes and prejudice, racism and discrimination. Active and participatory learning methodologies develop the skills, values and attitudes to recognise prejudice and discrimination, promote equity and action on  racial injustice.  Research has suggested that there is no one way to reduce prejudice but there are a number of principles to keep in mind that will help deliver effective anti-racism education. The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) provides advice on this topic.

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A self-learning tool for educators from SCOTDEC is also available. (Farukuoye, T. (2021) ‘A’ ADAMS’ BAIRNS? An Introductory Self-Learning Tool on Anti-racist praxis for teachers and educators’ )

Reflective questions

  • To what extent does anti-racist education in your setting follow the principles of planning and delivery set out here?
  • How does your setting promote and develop anti-racist education?
  • How does your setting measure the impact of their anti-racist education practices?

More information on anti-racist education and free anti-racist resources are available here.