British Schools and the Black Child: new conversations

Locations
Building R19, The School of Education
Category
Social Sciences
Date(s)
Saturday 8th March 2014 (09:00-16:00)
Contact

If you require any further information please email: Bell.RA@parliament.uk

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The Centre for Research in Race and Education is delighted to host this LSBC event in the School of Education on 8th March 2014.  

Diane Abbott MP, set up the London Schools and the Black Child (LSBC) initiative 10 years ago and for a decade the initiative has organised, researched and campaigned about the manner in which the British education system fails black children.

LSBC has worked with the black community both here and overseas to highlight and challenge educational inequality. Since LSBC began it has seen improvements in educational outcomes for black children. We know that with the right support and opportunities our children can break down the stereotypes and rank amongst the very best in the country.

But the discourse on equity and social justice in education has become “colourblind” at a time when the student demographic profile has never been more diverse. Together with the fundamental changes currently occurring in the education system, the danger is that hard won programs for black children will be lost. We need to create a new narrative to make sure black children, black parents and black educators are heard and not left behind. This conference will provide an opportunity for pupils, teachers, parents, academics and community groups to discuss how to navigate this new educational landscape.

To find out more about this free conference and to book online, please visit http://www.blackeducation.info/conferences/birmingham-conference-2014.aspx Please note that numbers are strictly limited and all individuals must register to attend. The deadline for registration is 3rd March 2014.

All welcome