Tackling Whole School Issues for Equality and Social Justice
For any successful change in provision and outcome to be sustainable within a school there must be some consistency of approach across all of the schools. Where race equality and social justice issues are concerned, then this is a must.
If all staff inschool challenge all forms of racist behaviour the curriculum reflects the contribution of different cultures to today’s society positively and there is a supportive ethos for those who are different. Achievement of all pupils will be enhanced.
The following websites will give you strategies for developing a whole school approach to these issues.
Race Equality Teaching (Journal)
Race Equality Teaching is the only practitioners’ journal devoted to race equality in education The journal now has a special remit to help teachers to respond to their statutory obligation to promote racial equality and eliminate discrimination in their schools. Each issue of the journal features accounts of good practice in primary and secondary schools, recent research and theoretical developments, news and comment and up to date information on relevant new resources.
Equality and Diversity Forum
The Equality and Diversity Forum’s free electronic newsletter is emailed fortnightly.
The website includes an Information Bank – information and resources brought together by the EDF to raise awareness on equality, human rights and related subjects and to support the work of organisations working on these issues.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Equality Act guidance for school education providers
Glasgow’s Learning… About Equalities toolkit!
The toolkit provides information and resources to help anyone working in Community Learning and Development (CLD) to develop effective approaches to equalities.
Edinburgh Grid for Learning
Race Equality Audit for Pre-Five and Nursery Education Providers.
Leicester & Leicestershire Racial Equality Council (LLREC)
One of the largest Racial Equality Councils in the country LLREC is a voluntary organisation that was established in 1991 to challenge discrimination as defined by the Race Relations Act 1976; and further strengthened by the Race Relations Act (Amendment) Bill and the Human Rights Act 1998.
UK’s leading independent race equality think tank generating intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.
There is a Sign Up for Runnymede’s electronic mailing list at the bottom of the home page.
The online Runnymede Bulletin can be downloaded for free
www.runnymedetrust.org/projects-and-publications/bulletin.html (Home > Projects & Publications).
Recent back issues of The Runnymede Bulletin can be downloaded
Government Equalities Office
Responsible for gender equality within the UK government, together with a responsibility to provide advice on all other forms of equality (including age, race, sexual orientation and disability) to other UK government departments.
Advice on Racist Bullying created with the help of children and young people, headteachers and staff, community and voluntary sector organisations, professional associations and local authority officers.
Inservice Training and Educational Development (INSTED)
Selection of links made in September 2005 with the purpose of suggesting background reading about current issues around religious and national identity, and to consider implications for schools. Some of the articles refer, directly or indirectly, to the bombs in London in July.
Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA)
At the end of May 2010, the new Government announced its intention to close QCDA as part of its wider reform of education. While most of QCDA’s work will be transferred or come to an end, it will continue to deliver some elements until March 2011.
Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)
Founded in 2002 by NSPCC and National Children’s Bureau, the ABA brings together over 70 organisations into one network to develop a consensus around how to stop and prevent bullying. It aims to influence policy and works to develop and disseminate best practice.
Established at the University of Edinburgh in 1999, has gained a reputation for the high quality of the services it provides to school communities. A demand clearly continues to exist for these services and so The Anti-Bullying Network relaunched in October 2007 as a not-for-profit company and is now a registered Scottish charity.
Website promoting positive tolerance and active citizenship.
Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES)
CERES was set up in 1991 following consultation with minority ethnic representatives, racial equality practitioners, teachers and academics in Scotland. CERES works with the Government, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, local authorities, schools, teachers, parents and other organizations and individuals to promote race equality.
Trial and Error Resource
The resource has been developed for use by teachers who wish to address racism, diversity and identity issues in the classroom. It is the outcome of a DFES-funded project to support the those delivering the Citizenship Education curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4. It contains many hundreds of classroom and extension activities, many of which can also be used in an FE, Primary school or youth work context.
Learning and Teaching Scotland (LTS)
Funded by the Scottish Government, plays a key role in transforming education in Scotland. A non-departmental public body, LTS is at the heart of all major developments in Scotland’s education, moving forward with its partners.
FOR PUPILS & STUDENTS
Britkid anti-racist information and on-line game.
Coastkid Similar to Britkid but created for Brighton & Hove Council.
Foxes against racism Leicester City FC working against racism in football
Youth web click on the Respect section for youth views on multicultural Leicester
Artists Against Racism “An international non-profit organisation where artists (musicians) reach out as role models to youth.”
Race for Racial Justice This website contains information about the Race for Racial Justice charity, World’s major religions, Religious Calendars, Racial discrimination and the law, Figures and facts of the World, Definitions of race terms, Equality proofing manual and useful links.
Show Racism the Red Card Football-based anti-racist organisation. Free posters. Footballers talk about racism. Latest newsletter below.
Minorities of Europe “MoE is a ‘Pan European Inter-minority project’ which seeks to support and assist the co-operation, solidarity and exchange between different minority communities and young people in Europe.”
Youth Against Racism in Europe “Y.R.E branches bring together young people to oppose racism through demonstrations, activity, education and discussion.”
I CARE – Internet Centre Anti-Racism Europe seeks to address 2 issues of Racism & the Internet:
Racism on Internet: How to combat it?
Anti-racism on Internet: How to promote it?
Campaign Against Racism & Fascism”
“As well as producing the magazine & webzine, the CARF collective also campaigns actively against racism and provides information, support and speakers on race issues.”
Crosspoint “The Crosspoint is the Net’s biggest collection of links in the field of of Human Rights, Anti-Racism, Refugees, Women’s rights, Antifascism, Shoah, etc.”
Institute of Race Relations “The IRR is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that informs the struggle for racial justice in Britain and internationally. It seeks to reflect the experience of those who suffer racial oppression and draws its perspectives from the most vulnerable in society.”
National Assembly Against Racism “…the establishing of the National Assembly Against Racism as an umbrella of affiliates and individual members to initiate campaigns, set agendas and raise awareness on the whole range of anti-racist issues affecting British society.”
National Civil Rights Movement “The National Civil Rights Movement is a national-wide network of individuals and families dedicated to the struggle for racial justice and human rights.”
Searchlight Magazine international anti-fascist magazine.
UNITED for Intercultural Action
European network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees. Voluntary cooperation of more than 560 organisations from 49 European countries working together – united in the biggest anti-racism network.