Race and Ethnicity in Education
This publication is primarily intended for teachers, student teachers and for staff in teacher training institutions. It will also be of use to staff in further, higher and adult education. It is primarily about issues of race and ethnicity in education and includes an examination of the relationship between policies and practices concerned with equal opportunities, both in schools and in teacher training institutions. The central theme of this book is the preparation of all teachers, through initial teacher training, to implement equal opportunities in schools and to provide education for a positively diverse society. A secondary theme is that of the recruitment, training and employment of minority ethnic teachers in British educational institutions. The organization of this book allows the author to address the two central issues, as identified above, in the context of policies and practices as they have developed over the last two decades. It begins with a discussion about equality in the context of issues of quality, followed by a discussion of race and education in its historical context. It includes a historical and contemporary review of issues concerned with two major aspects of teacher education in relation to ethnic minorities. Recent developments in initial teacher education and issues of partnership with schools are explored with a view to identifying the needs of schools. The book ends with an in-depth discussion of equality assurance in education and offers a framework for permeation as well as an agenda for action for all concerned with education.