Equality of Access for Pupils from Minority Ethnic Communities
by Fernando Diniz; Presented in March 2000
Working with black/minority ethnic families of children with SEN: areas of concern
Presented in March 2000
INCLUSION, RACISM, DISABILITY & SEN:
Implications of MacPherson Report for Education Policy & Practice in Scotland.
Presentation by Fernando Almeida Diniz, Department of Equity Studies & Special Education, University of Edinburgh
1. Social Inclusion &'Race' in Scottish Education
2. Race & Disability/SEN
3. Black-led Community Voluntary Sector ProvisionKEY IMPLICATIONS OF MACPHERSON
- INSTITUTIONAL RACISM
- CENTRALITY OF BLACK IDENTITY & PARTICIPATION
- INVISIBILITY OF 'RACE' in 'SOCIAL INCLUSION' DISCOURSE
2. SYSTEMIC TRANSFORMATION:
- HOLISTIC & PARTICIPATIVE APPROACH
- INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES, ETHOS & CULTURES
- PROFESSIONAL 'TERRITORIES' & 'NORMS'
SYSTEMIC BARRIERS & OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION
1 : RE-CONCEPTUALISATION
Invisibility of 'Race' in 'Social Inclusion' Discourse
2: INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES, ETHOS & CULTURE
Paper policies on EO
Multiculturalism = 'bilingualism'
Racism unacknowledged or underplayed or bolted on
Educational Research is 'Colour-Blind'
Curriculum Policy formulation & action
Decisionmaking procedures concerning children
School Boards & PTAs, other 'fora'
Professionals at all levels & sectors
No National Indicators of Minimal Standards
National Ethnic monitoring non-existent
Scottish HMI/Ed Management 'all white perspective'
An Inclusive Society for 'All Scots'
- Who is and is not Scot! Other identities?
- Who is a 'real Scot'?
- Whose? Who defines? 'Bravehearts and Bangra'!
Language - Which ones?
Ethnicity - A label for Third World people?
Impairment - Disability - SEN - Consensus?
Assimilation? Mainstreaming? Inclusion?