Time and race in history education

Renewal - ISSN 0968-5211
Volume 28 Number 4 (2020)

Time and race in history education
Hannah Elias pages -


Calls for histories of migration, Black British experience and colonialism to be taught in schools need to be heeded. However, it is not enough to add neglected topics and silenced voices to the curriculum. Rather, we need to teach schoolchildren how to question the dominant temporalities of the way we speak about history, and in particular to question the notion that there is a continuous and separate ‘island story’ that characterises British history.

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