The education system should be in the forefront of the battle to combat racial inequality. The contributors to this book, however, argue that, far from reducing racial inequality, the education system in the UK systematically generates, maintains and reproduces it. Through careful consideration of the complex and pervasive nature of racism (and the practices it gives rise to) the contributors draw attention to the failure of the contemporaneous multicultural education theories and policies. The contributors’ concerns are with: the role of the state in sustaining and legitimating racial inequalities in education; black students’ experiences of racism in schools and post-school training schemes; and proposals for the realization of genuine and effective antiracist education principles.

chapter 4|15 pages

The Honeyford Affair: Political and Policy Implications

ByOlivia Foster-Carter

chapter 5|18 pages

A Comedy of Errors: Section 11 Funding and Education

ByAndrew Dorn, Paul Hibbert

chapter 7|17 pages

Curriculum Option Choices in Multi-Ethnic Schools

BySally Tomlinson

chapter 8|18 pages

Black Students – White Teachers

ByCecile Wright

chapter 9|20 pages

The Unfinished Bridge: YTS and Black Youth

ByJohn Wrench

chapter 10|23 pages

The Black Voluntary School Movement: Definition, Context, and Prospects

ByMel Chevannes, Frank Reeves

chapter 11|14 pages

Attacking Racism in Education

ByBob Carter, Jenny Williams

chapter 12|17 pages

‘Race’ and Education: Two Perspectives for Change

ByRichard Hatcher