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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.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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25 February 2021
Work Black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (Minister of State for School Standards at Department for Education), and Andrew McCully (Director General for Early Years and Schools Group at Department for Education)
Oral Evidence
18 November 2020
Work Black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Petitions Committee (Petitions Committee at Petitions Committee), and Women and Equalities Select Committee (Women and Equalities Select Committee at Women and Equalities Select Committee)
Oral Evidence
18 November 2020
Work Black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Petitions Committee, and Women and Equalities Select Committee (Women and Equalities Select Committee at Women and Equalities Select Committee)
Oral Evidence
Petitions Committee (Petitions Committee at House of Commons), and Women and Equalities Select Committee (Women and Equalities Committee at House of Commons) (BHC0003)
Petitions Committee (Petitions Committee at House of Commons) (BHC0002)
Cynthia Muthoni, petition creator (BHC0001)

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