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 Hackney CVS on Saturday the 24th September, where the topic of decolonising education with a particular focus on Secondary schools in the Hackney borough is discussed.
Two panels will explore the following questions:
1) What is the purpose of education vs what is the purpose of school?
2) How do race and identity affect attainment?
Following the panel there will be a breakout session where attendees will have the opportunity to feedback their thoughts and ideas.
The main aims of this discussion are to increase knowledge within the community of the factors that contribute to attainment as well as to increase understanding of how schools work with regards to communication between teachers, parents and supporters.
The panelists are: Caleb Femi, Andre Anderson, David Gacheru, Kristine Wellington, Anouska Raymond
Chaired by Hudda Kheireh
We look forward to seeing you all there and hearing your contributions.