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DIVERSE EDUCATORS: A MANIFESTO, Edited by Hannah Wilson and Bennie Kara

Structured around the Equality Act and written collaboratively, Diverse Educators: A Manifesto aims to capture the collective voice of the teaching community and to showcase the diverse lived experiences of educators.

The book is divided into ten chapters, one for each of the nine Protected Characteristics (Age; Disability; Gender Reassignment; Pregnancy and Maternity; Marriage and Civil Partnership; Race; Religion and Belief; Sex; Sexual Orientation) with a tenth chapter exploring intersectionality.

Framed in theory and interweaving personal and professional narrative from over 100 contributors, this ground-breaking text responds to current and historic debates, while remaining accessible and solutions-focused, with high-quality input on practice, pedagogy, people management and policy.

Each chapter shares provocations for the reader and for the school system on the changes we would collectively like to manifest in education.

Praise for Diverse Educators:

‘This is a powerful resource for educators everywhere… We are treated to positive inclusive examples and personal stories that illustrate the power of language and
action in smashing stereotypes.’ DAME ALISON PEACOCK, Chief Executive Chartered College of Teaching

‘Ambitious in scope and, appropriately, diverse in perspective. I learned something valuable on every page.’ RUSSELL HOBBY, CEO of Teach First

‘An upstanding and brave manifesto, diverse in its capture of global consciousness which weaves a golden thread of collective agency and supports by providing the tools for sustained systemic challenge and change.’ KAREN GILES, B.Ed. (Hons), NPQH, FCCT, Interim Executive Headteacher

‘In a sector that lacks diversity of thought, representation and lived life experiences, this book has the potential to make a great contribution. Its content is as diverse as its subject – giving the reader a huge range of perspectives and food for thought.’ SAMANTHA TWISELTON, Director of Sheffield Institute of Education

‘A genuinely extraordinary book. This is a careful exploration of all of the important complexity of diversity in schools. Hannah and Bennie have assembled a diverse array of knowledgeable and experienced writers who carefully pick apart each characteristic and educate us with warmth, wisdom and passion.’ DAVID WESTON, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust

About the editors:

Hannah Wilson is a leadership development consultant, coach and trainer. She Co-Founded #WomenEd during her Deputy Headship at a large London-based MAT and she Co-Founded #DiverseEd during her Executive Headship at a start-up school in Oxfordshire. She speaks, trains and writes about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Coaching and Mentoring; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Resilience and Leadership.

Bennie Kara is a Deputy Headteacher in Derby, specialising in curriculum, teaching and learning. She Co-Founded #DiverseEd during her Deputy Headship at a start-up school in
Oxfordshire. She is a speaker, trainer and writer on topics such as diversity, language, literature, and the curriculum.

The book can be ordered here


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