The Racial Literacy project aims to investigate the impact of targeted interventions to improve racial literacy and to actively promote anti-racist learning and teaching within the Rambert School community.
The aim overall is to advocate the importance and urgency of active anti-racist work within the School, contributing to the dismantling of discriminatory ideologies. As an educational institution we are keen to explore within our community the extent of racial literacy and how we can improve it, by framing the research to both identify the existing understanding of racial justice issues within the school (as well as the levels of confidence that exist amongst our peers to openly discuss and address issues of social justice), and evaluate the impact of potential interventions on the overall racial literacy of our students and staff.
– Initial reflective (survey based) exploration on current racial literacy levels – Interventions with specific foci:
1. Racial Literacy (terminology, historical/cultural context resources)
2. Decolonisation of the technique class
3. Decolonisation of dance history and academic lectures
4. Active anti-racist ethos
5. Active anti-racist daily practice
6. Active anti-racist strategy and outward messaging
Focus groups and interviews with participants at the end of the initial interventions to evaluate impact and plan forward.