Cross-posted from Centre for Education and Race Equality in Scotland (CERES) – Blog post by Andy Hancock One element of The Black Lives Matter movement has been to shine a light on whose voices in society are heard and which are being silenced. These include multilingual voices as languages are integral to an individual’s identity …
Although I began my doctoral studies in 2014, the seed was planted for the idea five years earlier, in 2009. It came in the form of a statement by then Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a news conference of the 2009 G20 summit, where without batting an eye he declared, “We also have no history of colonialism…”
There has been much discussion and debate about the concept of ‘decolonising the curriculum’ within higher education and some might argue that this is now a buzz theme. However, I have remained curious as to why this phrase does not appear to have reached the vocabulary of many who contribute to teacher education in Scotland.