Race Equality Teaching is the only practitioners’ journal devoted to race equality in education. For 31 years it has led international debate and reported good practice in education and equality, responding to the political shifts that affect children’s educational opportunities.

The journal will cease publication at the end of the current volume. All 34 volumes are open access and will remain available.


Aims and scope

At a time when teachers have a statutory obligation to promote racial equality and eliminate discrimination in their schools while society is becoming ever more unequal, the journal is more essential than ever. Each issue of the journal features accounts of good practice in primary and secondary schools, recent research and theoretical developments, news and comment and up-to-date information on relevant new resources. Schools, teacher educators and education policy makers who recognise their part in creating a just and socially cohesive society will find RET indispensible for keeping them informed and inspired.

Race Equality Teaching is a Trentham journal published by the Institute of Education Press.
First published as MCT – 1982, ISSN 0263-0869.
Relaunched as RET – 2002, ISSN 1478-8551 (print), 1743-7717 (online).

Editorial board

Editor: Gillian Klein
Publisher, Trentham Books, UCL IOE Press

Associate Editor: Robin Richardson
Co-director, Insted Consultancy, London

Rowena Arshad
Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, and Director of CERES, the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland

Bill Bolloten
Independent Consultant and Trainer, specialising in community cohesion, refugee children and equality

Sameena Choudry
Founder of Equitable Education, which specializes in closing the attainment gaps

Samidha Garg
Principal Officer, Race Equality, National Union of Teachers

Ros Garside
Educational Consultant and Chair of Bradford SACRE

Bruce Gill
Education Consultant

W.A. Gulam
Member of Northern Black Workers Network, an independent group working in colleges and universities

Jane Lane
Advocate worker for racial equality in the early years

Berenice Miles
Consultant, education and equality

Sheine Peart
Senior Lecturer in Education and course leader in Education Masters programme at Nottingham Trent University

Academic Advisors

Ranjit Arora
Education and Management Consultant

James A. Banks
Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies, and Director, Center of Multicultural Education, University of Washington, Seattle (USA)

Richard Hatcher
Professor, Birmingham City University

Edith King
Educational Sociologist, American Sociology Association Emeritus

Audrey Osler
Visiting Professor, University of Leeds

Iram Siraj
Professor, Early Years, UCL Institute of Education

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Volume 34, Number 2, June 2017

Gillian Klein

Minority ethnic young people: Confident negotiators
Rowena Arshad, Katherine Botterill, Peter Hopkins and Gurchaten Sanghera

Global citizenship and youth participation
Douglas Bourn

Eliminating racism, decolonizing education and building an inclusive society: The role of universities in the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Lisenne Delgado and Lianne Mulder

Reimagining Japan and fighting extremism with the help of a superhero: A teacher’s tale
Yuka Kitayama, Audrey Osler and Yoriko Hashizaki

Reflections on the contribution of intercultural understanding to race equality teaching
Rob Unwin and Jane Woodin

Finding and fulfilling potential: Supporting refugee teachers to realize their dreams
Helen Toft

The consequence of school performance measures: Inequality of access and opportunity
Alison Hardy

Taking the ‘action turn’ in breaking the habit of race: Transcending black and white racial cultures
Gloria Gordon

US Schools and the Trump Election: Where to Now?
Edith W. King

Identifying the possible in an impossibly bleak world
Jane Lane


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