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Decolonial and anti-racist perspectives in teacher training and education curricula in England and Wales: The Curriculum Journal Special Issue

This seminar will provide an opportunity to hear from contributing authors to the recently published Special Issue of The Curriculum Journal, decolonial and anti-racist perspectives in teacher training and education curricula in England and Wales. Drawing on their work as teacher educators, schoolteachers, and school leaders, contributing authors, the Curriculum Journal’s editorial team and guest speaker Dr Marlon Moncrieffe will explore and reflect on current practices and on future directions for teacher training and education around decolonial and anti-racist perspectives in England, Wales and beyond. This seminar will also include opportunities for discussion and for attendees to share their own practices and questions around the role of decolonial and anti-racist perspectives in the teaching profession.


16:00 BERA Introduction
16:05 Curriculum Journal Introduction
Professor Mark Priestley and Dr Stavroula Philippou
16:15 Special Issue Introduction
Dr Haira Gandolfi and Dr Elizabeth Rushton
16:25 Talks by authorial teams
17:00 Response
Dr Marlon Moncrieffe
17:15 Final comments and Q&A
17:30 Close of event

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Mark Priestley, Professor

Professor at University of Stirling

Mark Priestley is professor of education and the director of the Stirling Network for Curriculum Studies. He is also the lead editor of the Curriculum Journal. His research interests relate to curriculum theory, the professional work of teachers,...

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Stavroula Philippou, Dr

Associate Professor (Curriculum and Teaching) at University of Cyprus

Stavroula Philippou is an Associate Professor in Curriculum and Teaching at the Department of Education, University of Cyprus, Cyprus. Her studies include a B.Ed. (Hons) in Primary Education (University of Cyprus, Cyprus, 1998); a M.Ed. in...

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Haira Gandolfi, Dr

Assistant Professor at University of Cambridge

Haira Gandolfi is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. She has a PhD in education, a MSc in science education, and a BSc in chemistry teaching. She has experience in chemistry teaching at secondary and...

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Elizabeth Rushton, Dr

Associate Professor at Institute of Education

Elizabeth Rushton is Associate Professor of Education and Head of Department of Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment at the Institute of Education (IOE) University College London’s (UCL) Faculty of Education and Society. Her research interests...

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Marlon Moncrieffe, Professor

Principal Lecturer at University of Brighton

MARLON LEE MONCRIEFFE is a council member of the UK's leading educational research society the British Educational Research Association. He is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. His international interdisciplinary research crosses...

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