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Anti-Racism at Newcastle University

Anti-Racism at Newcastle University

Find out more about our research into how we can tackle racism.

Anti-racism @ Newcastle University

The HaSS Research Institutes (Institute for Social Science, Humanities Research Institute and the Institute for Creative Arts Practice) are working collaboratively with Dr Heather Smith and Professor Peter Hopkins on anti-racism. At Newcastle, we teach about anti-racism; we research anti-racism and this research has real-world impact; and we work towards changing professional policies and practices.

Professor Anoop Nayak defines anti-racism as ‘a political challenge and intervention in racist policy and practice’. At Newcastle, we teach about anti-racism; we research anti-racism and this research has real-world impact; and we work towards changing professional policies and practices.

In this video, Dr Heather Smith, Senior Lecturer in Education at Newcastle University is interviewed by Peter Hopkins, Professor of Social Geography at Newcastle University.

Heather is an experienced anti-racist researcher and educator who regularly employs critical race theory (CRT) in her teaching and research. In this video, Heather explains the urgent need for anti-racism in education and explores how to teach about and for anti-racism.

Anti-Racism Framework for Initial Teacher Education/Training

This framework was developed through a research project commissioned by the NEU, supported by funding from Newcastle University. The project was led by Professor Heather J Smith (PI, Newcastle University) and Professor Vini Lander (Co-I, Leeds Beckett University) with research support provided by Marsha Garratt.

The research project undertook a global literature review into anti-racism in teacher education, which informed the development of a survey open to all initial teacher education providers in England. The survey was shared via UCET and NASBTT to capture all University and school centred providers. We worked with partners (Centre of Race Education and Decoloniality; Show Racism the Red Card; Universities of Sanctuary; BAME Ed Network; NEU; NALDIC) as consultors, co-producers and disseminators. The framework was devised in light of the findings of the global literature review and survey analysis.

Learn more and download the framework

Please join us to find out more about how the Framework and how you can use it to initiate structural and curriculum change in your ITE/T institution.  To sign-up for the event please complete the registration form

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