Decolonising the History Curriculum

Euro-centrism and Primary Schooling

Authors: Moncrieffe, Marlon Lee

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  • Calls for the decolonisation of the Key stage 2 national history curriculum
  • Centres the author’s Black-British identity by exploring narrative and biographical methodologies
  • Illuminates the potential for transformative change for minority-ethnic children who are often marginalised by the national curriculum
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This book calls for a reconceptualisation and decolonisation of the Key Stage 2 national history curriculum. The author applies a range of theories in his research with White-British primary school teachers to show how decolonising the history curriculum can generate new knowledge for all, in the face of imposed Eurocentric starting points for teaching and learning in history, and dominant white-cultural attitudes in primary school education. Through both narrative and biographical methodologies, the author presents how teaching and learning Black-British history in schools can be achieved, and centres his Black-British identity and minority-ethnic group experience alongside the immigrant Black-Jamaican perspective of his mother to support a framework of critical thinking of curriculum decolonisation. This book illustrates the potential of transformative thinking and action that can be employed as social justice for minority-ethnic group children who are marginalized in their educational development and learning by the dominant discourses of British history, national building and national identity.

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Marlon Lee Moncrieffe is Doctor of Education at the School of Education, University of Brighton, UK. He has worked in Primary School Education and Higher Education for over twenty years. His academic research focuses on 20th century Black-British lives, experiences, and histories for advancing teaching, learning and education for all.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decolonising the History Curriculum
Book Subtitle
Euro-centrism and Primary Schooling
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57945-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57945-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57944-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 94
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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