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Title Tell it like it is : how our schools fail black children / edited by Brian Richardson ; foreword by Doreen Lawrence ; preface by Herman Ousley.

Published London : Bookmarks, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store QA  10961    AVAILABLE
Physical description 160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Sect. 1. Back in the day : Bernard Coard's book and its legacy -- No problem / Benjamin Zephaniah -- How the West Indian child is made educationally subnormal in the British school system : the scandal of the black child in schools in Britain / Bernard Coard -- A vital instrument / Chris Searle -- Education of the blacks : the supplementary school movement / David Simon -- The future before us / Wally Brown -- British blacks in educational evolution / Alex Pascall -- A tribute to Bernard Coard / Sally Tomlinson -- Sect. 2. What's going on : black children in our schools today -- Another world (poem) / Benjamin Zephaniah -- It takes a nation of millions (and a particular kind of education system) to hold us back / David Gillborn -- Parental and community involvement in education : time to get the balance right / Gus John -- Teachers are failing black boys / Diane Abbott -- The more things change, the more they stay the same : assessing black underachievement 35 years on / Heidi Mirza -- When will they ever learn? / Gillian Klein -- A common struggle / Terry Wrigley -- Still missing out : minority ethnic communities and special educational needs / Peter Hick -- Further education : a prescription for progress? / Stella Dadzie -- Accentuating the positive / Lola Young -- Sect. 3. Say it loud : experience and perspectives across the generations -- Yout rebels (poem) / Linton Kwesi Johnson -- The problem of the colour line / Linton Kwesi Johnson -- Over and out / Benjamin Zephaniah -- The tricycle group -- 'Too clever for a black kid!" / Kwame Kwei-Armah -- 'They divide each to conquer both' / Weyman Bennett -- The forest gate / Vocalis MC -- A parent's choice / Dinah Cox -- Sect. 4. Seize the time : the way forward -- I have a scheme (poem) / Benjamin Zephaniah -- Thirty years on : where do we go from here? / Bernard Coard -- A black school governor's view / Gary McFarlane -- The ACE project : working successfully to ensure the attainment of African-Caribbean boys / Sharon Geer -- What can teachers do? : what can parents do? / Julie Hall -- Bringing down the barriers : raising the attainment of black Caribbean pupils - an NUT perspective / Steve Sinnott -- The relevance of Coard's pamphlet today / Paul Mackney -- We need allies to win these battles : we should heed this prison-cell warning of the perils of trying to beat equality alone / Hugh Muir -- Is this as good as it gets? / Hassan Mahamdallie -- Appendix : Committee for Human Rights in Grenada (UK).
Summary "34 years ago Grenadian scholar Bernard Coard caused a social and political storm by telling it how it was in this seminal study How the West Indian Child is Made Educationally Subnormal in the British School System." "Three decades on our schools are failing Black Children. Tell It Like It Is reprints Bernard Coard's classic text alongside a series of essays, articles and reflections from other scholars and activists that bring the debate about race and education firmly into the 21st century."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Richardson, Brian (Criminal barrister)
Subject Children, Black -- Education -- Great Britain.
Discrimination in education -- Great Britain.
School failure -- Great Britain.
ISBN 1905192061 (paperback) £6.a99