chapter  11
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Racism, policy and the (mis)education of Black children

Sally Tomlinson (1977) produced the first serious attempt to chart the position of 'race' issues in British education policy. Since then numerous writers have produced their own versions, almost all borrowing terms from Tomlinson's original.3 This approach tvoieallv categorises changing

perspectives and actions via a series of 'models' or 'phases'. This has its

of terms used by authors, sometimes choosing to highlight different trends and periods. As with previous attempts, my policy map is necessarily incomplete: the start/end dates are not precise and there are points of opposition and counter-developments where national trends contrasted dramatically with local practice in some areas. My hope is that by looking back, we can better understand current approaches and future possibilities.