Making History Teachers
Recent years have seen increasing calls to make schools across the UK more inclusive for students from minority ethnic backgrounds. Disproportionate school exclusions, low levels of Black and minority ethnic teachers, particularly at senior levels, and tensions regarding policing in schools are all at the forefront of these discussions. Calls to expand the curriculum, particularly the History curriculum, have been core to national debate for decades, and particularly since 2020, with teachers and students expressing dissatisfaction with what is currently being taught in British classrooms.
Making History Teachers, a briefing from the University of Manchester’s Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and the Runnymede Trust, centres the importance of teacher training and Initial Teaching Education (ITE) in developing a more diverse and inclusive curriculum and pedagogic practice.