by Welcome to the CERES Blogs

These blogs are intended to raise issues relating to promoting race equality and anti-racism within education in general. Blogs may present issues arising from research or can be personal accounts from educators, education students, parents, individuals and groups relating to the teaching on, or leadership of, matters related to ‘race’. They can be examples of best practice or discussions about conundrums or discomforts. The aim of the blogs is to open up discussion, to provide spaces for disruption, transformation and boundary-pushing in the area of race equality and anti-racism within education.

Our aim is to publish a new blog every two weeks during term/semester times. During Semester 1, we published a blog every week, with 17 blogs published in total. Read all our blogs from Semester 1 (August – December 2020) here.

Read our latest blogs from Semester 2 below:

Blog 1: The Potential of Children’s Literature to Confront Issues of Injustice, by Julie McAdam

Blog 2: Dismantling Master Narratives in the History Classroom, by Christiana Fizet

Blog 3: The importance of antiracism in education and the role of BAME parents, by Thabia Wasim

Blog 4: Moving Toward Antiracist Family Engagement, by Reed Swier

Blog 5: ‘Racism exists in me’ – a challenge to Scottish education leaders to reflect on their positionality, by Lesley Whelan

Blog 6: Deja vu or Progress – Reflections of a retired HM Inspector of Education, by Hakim Din

Blog 7: Anti-Racism: A Teacher Trade Unionist Perspective, by Asif Chishti

Blog 8: Developing anti-racist practice at Cowgate Centre for Under 5s, Edinburgh, by Jayne Weaver (available 10th May)

Contribute to CERES Blogs

If you feel you would like to contribute (and we hope you do), then please see the information below. We are very happy to take contributions from Scotland and across the world.

Blogs should include:

  • 500-800 words submitted on a Word document.
  • If you include any images/video, please ensure these are appropriately credited and with permission.
  • A short bio of who you are with good quality head shot photo.
  • If you are happy to include this, a link to your professional profile or an email address for readers to contact you.
  • Any Twitter or Instagram handles and hashtags you would like to add when we promote it.

We encourage you to write to us with your idea for a blog before submission. Please contact us at ceres@ed.ac.uk and mark your email with ‘Blog submission’.