Schools must teach ‘social justice’ and integrate black history across the curriculum, the biggest teachers’ union said yesterday.
The National Education Union (NEU) said it would prevent further incidents like the one involving Child Q, a black schoolgirl who was wrongfully strip searched.
At its annual conference, the union rallied against new government guidelines that require “political impartiality” in schools.
He said it was “not possible” to present a balanced view of imperialism, colonialism and racism in the classroom.
The NEU has decided to distribute its own advice to its 500,000 members, who will “support” them in teaching “social justice issues”.
In addition, he will lobby ministers to require all schools to use materials and resources that reflect ‘black contribution to society’.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has repeatedly been dragged into rows over the UK curriculum, saying pupils should not be taught a one-sided view of history. Schools must teach ‘social justice’ and integrate black history throughout the curriculum, the National Education Union says
The union believes black perspectives should be integrated into every subject – not just history – as part of its drive to “decolonize” the curriculum.
A motion on Child Q said the union had shown ‘full solidarity’ with him and added: ‘This humiliating and degrading sexist and racist treatment must not be repeated.
The education system as a whole must be decolonized before it can be truly anti-racist.
Dr Mary Bousted, Joint Secretary-General, said: “The program needs to be forward-looking, but to do that it needs to speak accurately about the past in relation to black British history and the colonial past of Britain. Britain.”
It comes after schools were accused of indoctrinating children with left-wing ideology by pushing a ‘woke’ agenda.
Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi intervened in February, issuing guidelines saying students should not be taught a one-sided view of history and current affairs.
However, delegates have vowed to fight it in a series of motions passed at yesterday’s conference in Bournemouth.
A motion accused the government of “censoring educators” and “suppressing critical debate on topics such as imperialism and empire”.
It called on the NEU to “issue union guidelines on teaching social justice issues in schools, which support members”.
The National Education Union has called on the government to take action after a black schoolgirl emerged who was wrongfully strip searched. NEU advocates teaching social justice in schools to prevent similar episodes
The union will also lobby examination boards to show diversity in course content and tests.
Earlier this year, education watchdog Ofsted failed a private school, the American School in London, during an inspection after imposing a ‘woke’ curriculum that breached political fairness rules .
Welbeck Primary in Nottingham has boasted of encouraging ten-year-olds to write letters criticizing Boris Johnson.
And Brighton and Hove council wanted teachers to tell children as young as seven they were not ‘racially innocent’ as part of divisive ‘white privilege’ lessons.