This book engages with important debates about multicultural British identities at a time when schools are expected to promote Fundamental British Values. It provides valuable insight into the need to investigate fluid and evolving identities in the classroom. What are the implications of Britishness exploration on young people's relationships with and within multicultural Britain? What are the complexities of teaching and learning Britishness? Emphasis on student voice, respectful and caring dialogue, and collaborative communication can lead to meaningful reflections. Teachers often require guidance though when teaching about multicultural Britain. The book argues that when students have safe spaces to share stories, schools can become critical sites of opportunity for reflection, resistance and hopeful futures.
Foreword by Professor Vini Lander
Sadia Habib is an independent researcher, and completed her PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. She has experience teaching 11-18 year old students in multicultural schools and colleges in the UK.
Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Researching Education in Multicultural London.- Chapter 3. The Pedagogical is Political.- Chapter 4. Trainee Teachers 'Unravel, Criticise and Re-imagine' British Values.- Chapter 5. Learning and Teaching about Britishness.- Chapter 6. Students and Teachers need Critical Pedagogy.- Chapter 7. Local and Global Belongings.- Chapter 8. Conclusions and Recommendations.