The EIS has become aware of various new anti-racist education resources, which may be of interest to members.
“Addressing Inclusion: Effectively Challenging Racism in Schools” is a resource developed by the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) and respectme, Scotland's anti-bullying service. The resource provides information and guidance to school staff on addressing racist bullying in Scottish schools and has been written to complement ‘Respect for All’, the national approach to anti-bullying.
You can find the ‘Addressing Inclusion’ guidance here:
“Celebrating Difference: Exploiting Stereotypes and Anti-Racism” is a resource developed as part of the ‘Celebrating Difference’ campaign, which is run by Respect Me, in partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland, the Scottish Association for Mental Health, Show Racism the Red Card, and the Scottish Government. It contains various lessons about challenging stereotypes.
You can find the pack at:
‘The Anti-Racist Educator’ is a website that has been set up to share content about anti-racist educational approaches and language. It describes itself as “a safe space for all those who seek social justice through education” and it aims “to critically challenge racism and dominant ideologies by exploring teaching, discussing ideas and sharing learning resources for all to use.”
It can be found here: https://www.theantiracisteducator.com/
The Black Curriculum
The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded by young people in 2019, to address the lack of Black British in the UK Curriculum. Their free learning resources include 12 topics across Art History, Migration, Politics, and Land and Environment.
“Talking about Race” Web Portal by the National Museum of African American History and Culture
The portal is intended to help explore issues of race, racism and racial identity, featuring eight foundational subjects. The subjects have specific content for those in the teaching profession
It can be found here: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race
Black Lives Matter at School
Black Lives Matter at School is based in the USA, and offers a range of resources and links for Teachers which can be adapted to the Scottish context.
A’ Adam’s Bairns? Exploring equality and diversity in Scotland past and present
This resource has been developed to be used in a flexible and creative way demonstrating the interconnectedness of today’s challenges and how these have been shaped by attitudes throughout history. The context is at once Scottish and global. The resource covers such issues as sectarianism and racism which require the stereotyping and resultant demonising of certain groups. Such attitudes allowed the slave trade to exist in the past and allow exploitation to continue to this day - in Scotland and throughout the world.
Colourful heritage: Primary Schools Resource Pack
Colourful Heritage is an organisation dedicated to capturing, celebrating and inspiring others in the history of the immense contribution of South Asian migrants and Muslims to Scotland over the past century. Colourful Heritage, together with Glasgow Museums, have created a primary school’s resource pack to highlight the contribution of the South Asian community to Glasgow and Scotland.
In Sight Report
How do BAME young people in Scotland perceive and experience secondary school education? Intercultural Youth Scotland instigated this study after receiving a stream of anecdotal reports related to young people’s experiences of racism in Scottish secondary schools.
It can be found here: https://interculturalyouthscotland.org/in-sight-report
The Literary Trust
The Literary Trust has put together a list of anti-racist resources, including Book Lists for Ages 13 and up.
The EIS Education and Equality Department would be interested in members’ views on these resources. Please let us know what you think. You can contact National Officer Selma Augestad (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your feedback.
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