Universities Scotland

Race Equality Toolkit

Learning and Teaching

Useful websites and Reading

1Background reading

Branche, J., Mullennix, J. and Cohn, E.R. (eds) Diversity across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education, Bolton, Massachusetts: Anker Publishing Company Inc.

This book contains over fifty vignettes of how academics from a range of disciplines have taken forward equality issues into the content of and delivery of curriculum. There are essays which address diversity matters in general and also essays which focus on race equality related matters in a range of disciplines e.g. humanities, health sciences, and natural and social sciences.

The book provides ideas for developing culturally inclusive course design as well as selection and assessment strategies.

Gurung, R.A.R. and Prieto, L.R. (2009) Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity across the Curriculum, Sterling, Virginia: Stylus

This book has sections which provide ideas on how to teach about diversity and also sections about teaching to a diverse audience. The various chapters provide practical ideas and also discuss ways of overcoming student misconceptions and resistance, and managing emotional responses that can be aroused by the discussion of diversity. There are a few chapters related specifically to multicultural education and race.

Teaching in Higher Education (journal) Special Issue: Diversity and Commonality in Higher Education Vol. 12, nos. 5–6, October–December 2007

Particularly useful articles in relation to the Race Equality Toolkit are:

  • Brookfield, S. “Diversifying curriculum as the practice of repressive tolerance”
  • Chawla, D. and Rodriguez, A. “New imaginations of difference: on teaching, writing and culturing”
  • Ippolito, K. “Promoting intercultural learning in a multicultural university: ideas and realities”
  • Tomalin, E. “Supporting cultural and religious diversity in higher education: pedagogy and beyond”
Institutional Racism in Higher Education Toolkit, Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds

This toolkit is divided into five sections:

  • Section 1: Using the Anti-Racist Toolkit: A Reader’s Guide
  • Section 2: Conceptual Tools
  • Section 3: Legal & Organisational Tools
  • Section 4: Anti-Racist Strategies
  • Seciton 5: Reviewing Your Institution

Section 2 on Conceptual Tools provides the rationale for developing an anti-racist approach to promoting race equality. Section 5 has brief sections on teaching, learning issues (assessment) and learning issues (the curriculum). There are key questions to consider which are useful to accompany this Race Equality Toolkit.