The education system should be in the forefront of the battle to combat racial inequality. The contributors to this book, however, argue that, far from reducing racial inequality, the education system in the UK systematically generates, maintains and reproduces it. Through careful consideration of the complex and pervasive nature of racism (and the practices it gives rise to) the contributors draw attention to the failure of the contemporaneous multicultural education theories and policies. The contributors’ concerns are with: the role of the state in sustaining and legitimating racial inequalities in education; black students’ experiences of racism in schools and post-school training schemes; and proposals for the realization of genuine and effective antiracist education principles.
Table of Contents
1. A Conceptual Overview of Strategies to Combat Racial Inequality in Education: Introductory Essay Barry Troyna. 2. Gatekeepers and Caretakers: Swann, Scarman and the Social Policy of Containment Ahmed Gurnah 3. Plain Speaking and Pseudo-Science: the ‘New Right’ attack on antiracism David Oldman 4. The Honeyford affair: political and policy implications Olivia Foster-Carter. 5. A Comedy of Errors: Section 11 Funding and Education. Andrew Dorn and Paul Hibbert. 6. Hearing and Listening: A Case Study of the ‘Consultation’ Process Undertaken by a Local Education Department and Black Groups David Gibson. 7. Curriculum Option Choices in Multi-Ethnic Schools Sally Tomlinson. 8. Black students – white teachers Cecile Wright. 9. The Unfinished Bridge: Youth Training Scheme and Black Youth. John Wrench. 10. The Black Voluntary School Movement: Definition, Context and Prospects. Mel Chevannes and Frank Reeves. 11. Attacking Racism in Education Bob Carter and Jenny Williams. 12. ‘Race’ and Education: Two Perspectives for Change Richard Hatcher. Indices.