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Who’s missing?: exclusions, silences and problems with the school History curriculum, and how this affects our children

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conference contribution
posted on 2024-05-09, 13:36 authored by Thomas Donnai

This workshop session took place at the ITET 2024 Annual PGCE Conference Inclusion & Inspiration - Education for Social Justice. 12 January 2024. University of Manchester. Tom highlighted that a consensus exists within the wider teaching community that, even in 2023, the History Curriculum from Key Stages 1-5 is not sufficiently diverse or representative. The session explored why this is the case, and why intensive focus from schools, support from Universities and external providers, and reform from the government and regulatory bodies is needed in order to stimulate meaningful change. Tom addressed structural inequalities within British society and how these impact directly on the school curriculum, and drew on reflections and research with practising teachers. The session is of interest to anyone who has an interest in representative and inclusive education.