'How did it go?’ Negotiating race, racialisation and identity when teaching issues of race and equality in HE

Santokh Gill, Claire Worley

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This paper reflects on our experiences of teaching various aspects of race and
ethnicity within the higher education context over the past decade. We highlight
various ways in which teaching race and ethnicity is „sensitive‟, and reflect upon
our teaching practice. We also highlight some of the approaches that we use in our
teaching. In particular, we consider the value of a focus on „everyday‟ spaces for
teaching and learning about race and ethnicity. We also explore issues relating to
the positioning of ourselves, our ethnicities and social biographies, within the
context of our teaching. In so doing, we engage with issues relating to authenticity,
conflict, emotionality, racism and backlash narratives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalEnhancing Learning in the Social Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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