EDU-30072 - Race, Politics and Education
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2020/21

This module will introduce students to key concepts such as 'race', nation and ethnicity and to some of the ways in which these have been theorised. It will explore political issues in the recent (1945-present) history of immigration in Britain including state responses to and public debates about immigration during this period, until present. The critical role of education in such debates is the central core of the module. Current debates over multiculturalism and immigration, as well as racism in the current global political climate of heightened 'security' concerns and preoccupations with 'terrorism' will also be connected to issues of schooling.

Aims
1)To introduce students to key concepts such as 'race', nation and ethnicity and to some of the ways in which these have been theorised.
2) To explore political issues in the recent (1945-present) history of immigration in Britain including state responses to and public debates about immigration during this period; the critical role of education in such debates is the central core of the module.
3)To explore current debates over multiculturalism, immigration and asylum as well as racism in the current global political climate of heightened 'security' concerns and preoccupations with $łterrorism&© and connect these to issues of education

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/edu-30072/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

apply, critique and evaluate key concepts such as 'race', nation, ethnicity, racism and anti-racism will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
make theortically informed judgments about developments in British national educational policy in relation to race and immigration since the end of the 2nd World War will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
summarise and evaluate debates on multiculturalism, immigration and asylum especially as these relate to education in Britain
- will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
reflect critically on some of the consequences of New Labour's agenda on immigration, asylum and terrorism for issues of educational inequality will be achieved by assessments: 1,2

Study hours

20 contact hours; 50 hours preparation for seminars; 40 hours preparation for essay; 40 hours preparation for exam

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 50%
2,000 word essay on module themes


2: Unseen Exam weighted 50%
2 hours - 1 question from a list of options (at least 6)