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Anti-racism in Education

Anti-racism in Education

Stories of Growing Activism

AUTHOR : Edited by Geetha Marcus and Stefanie Van de Peer

ISBN : 9781915713001

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 10, 2023

Extent : 176 pgs

ISBN : 9781915713018

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 10, 2023

Extent : 176 pgs

ISBN : 9781915713025

Edition No : 1

Publication : Apr 10, 2023

Extent : 176 pgs


A powerful book comprising stories of anti-racist action by higher education scholars including researchers and teachers at various stages of their careers. Aimed at and relevant for anyone in education, it encourages reflection on the tolerance of racist structures and strategies to help enact positive change.

An edited volume, each chapter discusses the author's experiences of racism including how they became part of anti-racist teaching activism through a growing understanding of the impact of racism in education. Common themes are highlighted throughout so readers can engage with relevant ideas and issues to draw inspiration for their own anti-racist action.

The book draws attention to the idea that while discussion is welcome, it should be a pre-cursor to focused action. The aim is to show exactly how university lecturers, teachers and anyone involved in education can contribute in a meaningful way to the change that is needed. To promote critical thinking, each chapter includes challenging questions and suggested additional readings/resources.


Introduction: Silence is not an option

Cara Blaisdell: Anti-racism in early childhood education and care - whose knowledge counts? 

Stefanie Van De Peer: Anti-racist activism through film festivals 

Bianca Mastrominico: We all speak about race 

Emma Wood: Using critical dialogue to address racism, humanise the 'other' and create solidarity and praxis in the classroom

Anthony Schragg: Culturally relevant practice in the arts 

Eurig Scandrett: Decolonisation as public sociology practice 

Marion Ellison: The Scottish Centre for Social Justice

Simon Hoult: The role of study visits to the global south - conflicting world views 

Kavi Jagadamma, Judith Lane, and Jane Culpan: Critical conversations on decolonising the physiotherapy curriculum 

Michelle Elliot: Walking the talk - stepping into difficult conversations in occupational therapy education 

Walid Salhab and Emma Wood: Using filmmaking to create agency, address structural inequality and humanise the 'other'.  

Geetha Marcus: And still I rise”




Geetha Marcus is a senior lecturer in teacher education at The University of Edinburgh. She is a sociologist, feminist, and teacher activist whose research and teaching interests focus on social inequalities within public education systems. She has extensive professional experience in the field of primary education, both in classroom practice and in senior management. As a practitioner-researcher she believes there is an urgent need for teachers to employ education methods for justice-oriented social change.  

Stefanie Van de Peer is an academic whose area of expertise is women in documentary and world cinema. She is a film historian interested in non-mainstream filmmaking such as activist non-fiction and animation. Central questions in her research focus on power structures, identity formation and emancipation. She has professional experience with several international film festivals as coordinator, programmer, curator, and board member. 

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