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Racism awareness initiative launched in schools


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 07/12/2012. Racism awareness initiative launched in schoolsTags: Primary School News

School children are being urged to "say no to racism" under a new initiative that has been launched to raise awareness of the importance of being fair to people of all backgrounds.

Trinity College Dublin's Children's Research Centre and Children, Migration and Diversity Project has launched the Be Fair programme, the Journal reports.

The centre introduced the initiative after recent research revealed racial bullying and racist behaviour has been experienced by children aged as young as five or six.

A fact sheet has been produced that will be distributed to teachers in every primary school in Ireland later this month and it covers how schools can deal with racism, recognise the issue and its harmful effects.

The Be Fair project is also piloting a workbook that has been developed for teachers to use as a resource for children in 4th, 5th and 6th level classes.

It aims to teach youngsters they must be fair and respectful to all children in school communities.

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801502570-ADNFCR


Comments

Ted Bradley

(10-12-2012 11:13)


More information about this programme can be found at befair.ie
I feel that the role of Parents (& Board) should be included in this initiative given that primary school children's attitudes are mostly influenced by parent's, in secondary schools this changes to peer groups.
Plus they have omitted to include travellers, which are a group greatly discriminated against, however, its hard to determine whether travellers are been discriminate on grounds of racism or culturalism.

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