In The Woke University, Joanna Williams argues that this institutional model has replaced educational goals with a mission to inculcate particular values
Public institutions and businesses are increasingly signing up to the idea of ‘intersectionality’, promising a sensitive appreciation of difference and diversity. But far from being progressive, this concept establishes a static and divisive hierarchy of victimhood, argues Philip Hammond Read on…
Former secondary school Head Tim Clark argues that discipline is a necessary part of school life, and essential for allowing all pupils to participate fully.
Three books on Britain, slavery, empire and racism
In his careful and thorough review of the hasty, partisan and unreasoned criticisms of the Commission for Racial and Ethnic Disparities Report, Damian Counsell, writing in Quillette, concludes: The commissioners’ hope that public clarification might encourage their critics to be more careful and fair-minded is almost certainly forlorn. For a particular kind of anti-racist, there […]
In this issue of Edpsy.org.uk, Educational Psychologists Claire McGuiggan and Peter D’Lima make the case for a stronger commitment to freedom of speech in schools. Their words are especially relevant at a time when some schools are promoting over -zealous policing of books and language: Create a culture within a school or organisation that demonstrates […]
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Pamela Paresky’s thoughtful and thought-provoking essay in Sapir Journal considers how, in America, the concept of ‘whiteness’ in critical race theory is implicated in anti-semitism: American Jews have generally looked upon Jewish success in the United States as evidence of the country’s fundamental (if far from fully realized) commitment to the principles of tolerance, fair […]
Find out how DDU can introduce pupils to ideas and questions that prompt further and deeper thinking. Read more
BLMs ideological take-over of Brighton and Hove City Council is a disaster for democratic accountability and a recipe for division in its schools.