Skip to main content

Race Relations

Volume 928: debated on Monday 21 March 1977

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps Her Majesty's Inspectorate are taking to promote the education of children for life in a multi-racial society.

The multiracial nature of our society is relevant to many educational subjects and activities. Her Majesty's inspectors are asked to recognise its importance when visiting schools and other institutions and the inspectorate's activities in this field are co-ordinated by a chief inspector. One schools and one further education inspector have national responsibilities, and there is also a national HMI Committee now entitled "Education in a Multi-Racial Society". Her Majesty's Inspectors work with various bodies concerned with this subject and take part in conferences on the education of different minority groups. Aspects of multi-racial education are included in many HMI short courses for teachers; four in the 1977 programme are particularly relevant—" Education in a Multi-Cultural Society", "Education for Teaching in a Multi-Racial Society", "Music, Language and the Multi-Racial Classroom", and "Religious Education in a Multi-Faith Society".