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Why is diversity so important? How can we approach it?

Gove-Humphries, A., Bracey, P. and Jackson, D. (2017) Why is diversity so important? How can we approach it? Primary History. 75, pp. 8-12. 0966-6559.

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Abstract: Imagine what the following tell you about the past - a Tudor role play of Queen Elizabeth visiting Kenilworth Castle; a photograph of London during the Blitz; a picture of Viking warriors attacking Lindisfarne monastery. The first of the images can perhaps draw on a family visit to an event or a school trip, provide a sense of fun and relate to ways in which the past is typically presented to people. Each image provides a vivid picture of a time in the past and is a great lead into a topic. However, if they are the only images which children have of different times in the past they would clearly present a stereotypical view of the periods in which each event happened. We believe that teaching diversity provides an essential means of ensuring that children and adults can critically evaluate how well such images relate to different times by providing insights into the lives of different people who lived at different times in the past. This article seeks to indicate practial ways by which this can be undertaken in the Primary School classroom.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diversity, primary, history
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Creators: Gove-Humphries, Alison, Bracey, Paul and Jackson, Darius
Publisher: Historical Association
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Initial Teacher Training
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > Initial Teacher Education
Date: 1 March 2017
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 8-12
Journal or Publication Title: Primary History
Volume: 75
Language: English
DOI: 2016
ISSN: 0966-6559
Status: Published / Disseminated
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References: Aronovsky. I (2013)Inclusion and Diversity Primary History. Autumn 2013 Issue 65. Bracey, P. (2015) From Home to the Front. World War I (1914-18) in the Primary Classroom. Primary History. Issue 69, pp 14-19. This article relates Walter Tull, a footballer and first black officer in World War 1 to teaching diversity. Bracey, P. Gove-Humphries, A. and Jackson, D. (2017) Teaching diversity in the history classroom. In: Davies, I.(ed) Debates in History Teaching. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.pp.202-212-185. Claire, H. (1996) Reclaiming our Pasts: Equality and Diversity in the PrimarySchool.Stoke:Trentham

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