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Diverse Educators: A Manifesto – Coming Soon

The next University of Buckingham Press (UBP) title is just about to roll off the presses. 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.

Diverse Educators: A Manifesto

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. To find out more about Diverse Educators click here

About the Authors

Bennie Kara is a deputy headteacher in the East Midlands, specialising in curriculum, teaching and learning. She started her career in the inaugural cohort of Teach First in 2003, teaching English in East London. Since then, she has taught in four London boroughs and in South Oxfordshire, before returning to Derby. Bennie is the author of A Little Guide for Teachers: Diversity in Schools. She has written on the subject of diversity for publications such as Schools Week and the Chartered College of Teaching's Education Exchange. She is the co-founder of Diverse Educators.

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 and Inclusion; Coaching and Mentoring; Mental Health and Wellbeing; and Resilience and Leadership.

Diverse Educators - A Manifesto: A virtual launch

Join us for the book launch of Diverse Educators - A Manifesto. Meet, listen to and learn from some of our contributors. About this event The virtual book launch will take place on Saturday 23 April from 1pm-2:30pm. Each chapter editor/chapter team will share an outline of the themes explored in their chapter of the book. The confirmed speakers who are representing each chapter include:

  • Age - Katie Waldegrave

  • Disability - Laura McConnell

  • Gender Reassignment - Harry Scantlebury

  • Intersectionality - Emma Swift

  • Marriage and Civil Partnerships - Jackie Hill

  • Pregnancy and Maternity - Claire Neaves

  • Race - Sufian Sadiq

  • Religion and Belief - David Hermitt

  • Sex - Jeremy Davies

  • Sexual Orientation - Nick Kitchener-Bentley

  • Q&A with the team: Hannah and Bennie

There will also be an opportunity to share reflections and ask questions to our speakers once we have heard some of the learning and headlines from the content of the book.

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