In the British education system, black students and educators are faced with the challenge of navigating a system of learning that has been designed white as default.
Minority ethnic teachers are still under-represented in all lanes of education, routes into education lack focused training on structural racism and unconscious bias, and exclusion rates for mixed white and black Caribbean boys continue to be disproportionally higher than that of white British boys. The education system in Britain needs drastic change.
With experience both as a black teacher and a black student, Jeffrey Boakye’s journey through education has been one of exploration, from the outside looking in. Reflecting on what he has observed and learned, Jeffrey will discuss the habits, presumptions, silences, and distortions that underpin British education and offer his thoughts on the change that is urgently needed.
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For those wishing to gather with friends or colleagues to watch in-person, this event will be live-streamed on The Steps in The Coffee House on the day of the event from 13:00.