Racism grows when it goes unnamed and unchallenged. As teachers in a 107,000-strong profession you have an incredible power to lead change to dismantle racism in education. Your impact is profound and enduring in the lives of children and young people.
We’ve created Unteach Racism to help teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand identify, confront and dismantle racism.
Let’s be real – each of you are at different stages of your journey in this area. It might feel scary or uncomfortable at times but it’s more important than ever to forge ahead. Self-reflection and frank, open conversations grounded in Our Code | Ngā Tikanga Matatika is the first step.
This work has been designed specifically for teachers, leveraging your unique skills and opportunities. It is not expected that you will teach leaners or complete all modules by a particular time. We want you to be confident you are in a safe learning space and so no individual data will be collected.
Unteach Racism is currently made up of: