A post for TDOV2021. While the narrative around decolonising education has largely coalesced around racial inequality and movements such as Black Lives Matter, and rightly so, gender diversity intersects exceptionally strongly with it.
For #BlackHistoryMonth, I had the pleasure of interviewing two inspirational young people, Akhera Williams and Sam Koffi of Reroot.Ed. Reroot.Ed is an educational campaign run by young black students. Their goal is to make the secondary school education system anti-racist, critical and inclusive.
The shift and desire to accelerate momentum of the process of decolonisation in light of recent events has us asking, what does this mean for teachers and educators. With a little help, I look into what it means for the Geography teacher community in particular.