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.


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 33, Number 3, April 2016

Gillian Klein

Opening Thoughts: The Lived Experience of Other People
Jane Lane

Children seeking refuge from Syria and beyond: A briefing note for teachers
Robert Sharples

Navigating race and ethnicity in research: Working with Norwegian schools
Hein Lindquist and Audrey Osler

Female Genital Mutilation in the Global Village
Edith King

How the Equality Act in understood and implemented in further education
Sheine Peart

What does a globalized curriculum look like for diverse learners in primary schools?
Malini Mistry and Krishan Sood

Early Years and Equality: What do undergraduate students think?
Lorna Wardle and Tracie Manterfield


  • The Prose and the Passion – Robin Richardson writes about his blog, renamed in 2016: The Prose and the Passion
  • Margaret M. Clark OBE, Visiting Professor at Newman University, asks: Why ignore the evidence from research?
  • ‘Nobody’s free until everybody’s free’ … Journey to Justice
  • Review of Equality: Making it Happen – A guide to help schools ensure everyone is safe, included and learning by Dr Artemi Sakellariadis
  • Review of Prevent and the Children’s Rights Convention, published February 2016 by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR)
  • Review of My little book of BIG freedoms: the Human Rights Act in pictures by Chris Riddell
  • Global Learning Booklists

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Notes for authors

Contributions are welcome particularly if they are based on accounts of professional practice. The preferred length is 2,500 words but shorter articles are acceptable, particularly if illustrated by good black and white photos or drawings. Contributions or suggestions for contributions should be sent to Gillian Klein, g.klein@ucl.ac.uk, or by post to Race Equality Teaching, Institute of Education Press, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL, United Kingdom. Books and materials for review should also be sent to this address. Articles should be submitted by email.

Please download the RET Style Guide for more guidance on format for contributions.