“Infused with multicultural education”: Teaching Preparedness for the Contemporary Classroom

Lawrence, C., Peart, S. and Abdulrahman, H. K. (2023) “Infused with multicultural education”: Teaching Preparedness for the Contemporary Classroom. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal. ISSN 2054-5266

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There is a growing need to rethink ways to teach both Black and White pupils in multicultural and diverse societies. This paper explores the creation of teaching materials reflecting the contributions of the African diaspora undertaken by student secondary school teachers at a university in the East Midlands, UK. Consideration of the effect of this on the students’ attitudes was collected via on-line survey and the findings from this analysed thematically. Findings reflect that, given ‘permission’ and through developing an understanding of their own agency, the White students were enthusiastic about developing resources that challenge the marginalisation of Black people in their subjects. The paper emphasises the need for organisations to support students to find creative ways of teaching in diverse communities and explores how understandings and respectful representations of race need to infuse every aspect of contemporary curricula (r3).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 Authors. This is an author-produced version of a paper accepted for publication in Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Teaching-preparedness, Black History Month, Student-teachers, Multicultural, Agency, Black, Preparedness, Race and Student
Divisions: School of Teacher Development
Depositing User: Dr Clare Lawrence
Date Deposited: 23 May 2023 08:57
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 13:42
URI: https://bgro.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1013

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