Diversity in the Curriculum Toolkit

Diversity in the Curriculum Toolkit

What does it mean to ‘diversify’ the curriculum?

The phrase ‘diversity in the curriculum’ usually applies to the concept of a curriculum that is inclusive of the experiences and histories of those with protected characteristics, and often seeks to erase systemic barriers in our society through fairer and more equitable distribution of curriculum content. It serves to allow young people to think more critically about how knowledge is formed and how it comes to be valued. Diversity in the curriculum does not replace or exclude anti-racist curriculum analysis and action.

A Diverse Curriculum allows young people:
  • to see and be seen in the curriculum
  • to interrogate how knowledge in the curriculum has come to be valued
  • to hear ‘multiple co-existing narratives’ in all subjects
  • to understand how systemic barriers manifest for
  • those with protected characteristics and intersectional identities

The Diverse Educators’ Diversity in the Curriculum Toolkit

We are collating a growing bank of resources to support you in how to think about diversifying the curriculum, how to go about the process and where to get support.

Articles

Bennie Kara

Diversity Can Not Be a Curriculum Bolt On

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Bennie Kara

Decolonisation, Power and Knowledge in the Curriculum

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Collins Education

Mapping a More Diverse Curriculum

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Hackney Services for Schools

Hackney’s Diverse Curriculum

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The Historical Association

How Diverse Is Your History Curriculum?

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Leeds Beckett University

Curriculum Diversity

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Dr Pauline Hanesworth at HEAcademy

Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Classroom

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Pearson

Diversity in Science

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Pearson

Diversity in Maths

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Stephen Whitney

Creating a Diverse Curriculum

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Victoria Elliott, Lesley Nelson-Addy, Roseanne Chantiluke and Matthew Courtney

Lit in Colour ‘Diversity in Literature in English Schools’

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Blogs

Diana Ohene-Darko

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Emma Swift

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Fabia Turner

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George Hayward

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Katherine Fowler

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Louise Holyoak

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Molly Burbridge

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Penny Rabiger

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Suzanne Wood

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Terra Glowach

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Terra Glowach

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Tom Sherrington

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Books

Bennie Kara. A Little Guide for Teachers: Diversity in Schools

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Beverly Tatum. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos. Epistemologies of the South

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Daniel Tomlinson-Gray. Big Gay Adventures in Education

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Edward Said. Culture and Imperialism

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Mark Roberts and Matt Pinkett. Boys Don’t Try: Rethinking Masculinity in Our Schools

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Paolo Friere. Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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Sameena Choudry. Equitable Education: What Everyone Working in Education Should Know about Closing the Attainment Gap for All Pupils

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Sarah A Radcliffe. Decolonising Geography: An Introduction (due April 22)

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Shaun Dellenty. Celebrating Difference: A Whole School Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion

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Tom Shakespeare. Disability – The Basics

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Podcasts

History Is Gay

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Noir Histoir

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The Disability History Association

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We Lead Well Podcast – We Can Make Our Schools More Equitable

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Resources

The Black Curriculum

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Decolonising Geography

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Diversity in Maths

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Reflecting Realities (CLPE)

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The Runnymede Trust

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Stonewall

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Videos

Bennie Kara and Martin Robinson. Diversity in Schools: Decentring, Decolonising Curriculum

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos

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Chimimanda Ngozie Adichie TED Talk

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Mind the Gap: Episode 22 with Bennie Kara (Tom Sherrington and Emma Turner)

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Team English National Conference Keynote – Bennie Kara

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