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A Community Conversation: Towards Decolonising Secondary Education

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Young Hackney Forest Road

29 Forest Road

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E8 3BY

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Narrowing the attainment gap between bme and white students in secondary schools must start with an exploration of its root causes. Some of which are symptomatic of many issues relating to racism within education including but not limited to the eurocentricity of the curriculum experiences of overt and covert racism as well as the often overlooked microagresions experienced by bme students.

How does our British education system further entrench inequalities? Why do BME students continue to achieve less than their peers? Join us at Forest Road Youth Hub on Saturday the 1st July, where the topic of decolonising education with a particular focus on Secondary schools in the Hackney borough is discussed.

The panel will engage with Hackney youth parliament to explore the following questions:

1) What should the purpose of education be?

2) What and who does the current education system serve?

3) How can we bridge the gap between what school is and what it should be?

The main aims of this event are to provide Hackney youth with the opportunity to engage with and contribute to a conversation about the issues that affect them and their experiences in schools and education.

The panelists are: David Gacheru, Debra Robinson and Gossano Malone

Chaired by Hudda Kheireh

We look forward to seeing you all there and hearing your contributions.

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