The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry raised the profile of race equality and put 'institutional racism' on the policy agenda. But what does 'institutional racism' mean? How might the routine actions of those in the education system contribute to reinforcing and deepening the already significant inequalities of opportunity and achievement? In this lecture, David Gillborn argues that racism is more subtle and extensive than is usually recognised. This has important consequences for how pupils are categorised by schools and for the shape of educational reform in the future.
Education and institutional racism
Institute of Education Press
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