Race in School Education

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

The Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University Newton Park, Newton St Loe, BATH, BA2 9BN

Prof Stephen Ward

Dean of School, School of Education, Bath Spa University

Britain is a multicultural, multiracial and multi-faith society. In this talk, Stephen Ward examines the ways in which British schools and the education system have responded to a changing post-war population. There will be a discussion of some of the key issues of racism, the school curriculum and the growth of faith schools. It should be of interest to all those who seek to live in a peaceful and mutually tolerant society.

Summary

In this seminar, held at Bath Spa University, Professor Stephen Ward, the Dean of Education, talked about the history of races in the UK and the meaning of the terms ‘race’ and ‘racism’. In his presentation he highlighted some interesting statistics on race and school education. Around thirty people from different backgrounds attended the seminar and participated in the vibrant discussion which followed the initial presentation.