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A Journey with Bernard Coard | Moderated by Dave Neita
A Journey with Bernard Coard - The follow up to the 50th-anniversary launch of "How the West Indian Child is Made Educationally Sub-normal"

About this event
The ground-breaking study by Bernard Coard, How the West Indian Child is Made Educationally Sub-normal in the British School System, was first published in 1971. It provided an understanding to Caribbean and working class parents of the obstacles they faced in the limited educational opportunities open to their children and led to their resistance against this system. The 50th anniversary edition was formally launched by our Zoom meeting in March 2021 to enthusiastic reviews.

Bernard Coard has agreed to deliver a follow-up session to the launch. It will be by Zoom, scheduled for Thursday 4th November at 7pm UK time. The theme will be: “What has the last 50 years taught us since the publication of ‘How the West Indian Child …?” with questions such as how have we responded since then, what must we do now, what forms of struggle can be used by black and white parents to develop an effective model of education for their children and how do we mobilise social capital, amongst other things.

This event will be a historic milestone, starting with the original publication, the production of its many editions and the launch event in March 2021. Participants will be part of this journey.

Due to time constraints, we encourage you to submit your questions before the event to increase the likelihood of your question being answered on the night. Please send your questions to events@leighday.co.uk

Nov 4, 2021 07:00 PM in London

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