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Black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum

Non-inquiry session

The Petitions Committee has recently received a number of petitions relating to Black History and ethnic and cultural diversity in the national curriculum, including “Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum”, which has received over 267,000 signatures to date.

Ahead of scheduling a debate on these petitions, the Committee has agreed to work jointly with the Women and Equalities Committee to hear oral evidence on the issues that these petitions raise. The aim is to examine the issues in more detail, raise awareness of the issues within Parliament, and to inform a future petition debate on this subject.

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Past events

Thursday 25 February 2021
2:30pm Public
Black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum - Oral evidence 25 February 2021
2:30pm
  • Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (Minister of State for School Standards at Department for Education)
  • Andrew McCully (Director General for Early Years and Schools Group at Department for Education)
Virtual
Wednesday 18 November 2020
2:30pm Public
Black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum - Oral evidence 18 November 2020
2:30pm
  • Dr Marlon Moncrieffe (Senior Lecturer at School of Education, University of Brighton)
  • Professor Claire Alexander (Professor of Sociology at University of Manchester)
  • Lucy Stokes (Principal Economist at National Institute of Economic and Social Research)
3:30pm
  • Dr Christine Callender (Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Education)
  • Allana Gay (Co-founder at BAMEed Network)
  • Emily Miller (Head of Learning and Partnerships at Migration Museum)
  • Caroline Wright (Director General at British Educational Suppliers Association)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Thursday 5 November 2020
2:30pm Public
Black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum - Oral evidence 5 November 2020
2:30pm
  • Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson, petition creator
  • Nell Bevan, petition creator
  • Cynthia Muthoni, petition creator
  • Yacoub Yasin, petition creator
  • Eleshea Williams (Media and Communications Manager at The Black Curriculum)
  • Rosamund McNeil (Assistant General Secretary at National Education Union)
  • Dr Katharine Burn (Deputy President at Historical Association)
  • Prof Rhiannon Turner (Professor of Social Psychology at Queen's University Belfast)
The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

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