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Decolonising the secondary initial teacher education curriculum in a university in England: a journey

Decolonising the secondary initial teacher education curriculum in a university in England: a journey

Smith, Lorraine, Magaji, Adewale, Wragg, Jane, Coombes, Sam and Hornsby, Rosamund (2023) Decolonising the secondary initial teacher education curriculum in a university in England: a journey. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies, 9 (1). pp. 48-56. ISSN 2059-4976 (Print), 2059-4984 (Online)

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Abstract

Decolonising the curriculum has become a topical issue among academics, schools and organisations in the UK. The current situation with the lack of knowledge of how to decolonise the curriculum can raise a variety of challenges for all involved in teaching and learning. This article, therefore, draws attention to how secondary schools and teachers are engaging with decolonising the curriculum for the effective inclusion of everyone involved in teaching and learning. The article highlights suggested ways that we can decolonise the secondary ITE curriculum by drawing upon examples from the following subject areas science, maths and physical education. This provides opportunities for both trainee and experienced teachers to understand their roles in the process and be aware of the contributions of ethnically diverse people who have had major global input in developing education. It concludes by suggesting that a collective effort is required by all organisations involved in education to support the development of resources and assessments to address decolonisation, and question practices that do not promote it, be it consciously or unconsciously until a common ground is reached.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: decolonising; inclusion; curriculum; ethnic minority; initial teacher education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Thinking and Learning
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Education (EDU)
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Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 10:39
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/44586

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