Learning and Teaching British Values

Policies and Perspectives on British Identities

  • Sadia Habib

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 165-173

About this book


This book engages with important debates about multicultural British identities at a time when schools are expected to promote Fundamental British Values. It provides valuable insight into the need to investigate fluid and evolving identities in the classroom. What are the implications of Britishness exploration on young people’s relationships with and within multicultural Britain? What are the complexities of teaching and learning Britishness?  Emphasis on student voice, respectful and caring dialogue, and collaborative communication can lead to meaningful reflections.  Teachers often require guidance though when teaching about multicultural Britain. The book argues that when students have safe spaces to share stories, schools can become critical sites of opportunity for reflection, resistance and hopeful futures. 

Foreword by Professor Vini Lander


Critical Pedagogy Citizenship Classroom Teaching Fundamental British Values FBVs multicultural British identities Multicultural London identity in the classroom student voice racial identity teaching britishness

Authors and affiliations

  • Sadia Habib
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  1. 1.ManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60380-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60381-0
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