‘Race’, Learning and Teaching in Social Policy Special Issue

Social Policy & Society is proud to announce its latest special issue. Guest-edited by Bankole Cole, Gary Craig and Nasreen Ali, this Special Issue follows on from the SPA’s commissioned 2019 report on race in social policy higher education: “The Missing Dimension: Where is ‘race’ in Social Policy teaching and learning?“. This supports the commitment within our Action Plan on ‘Race’ and Ethnicity to increase the profile of these issues within our publications.

The eight articles and three case studies featured within the Special Issue explore the role and absence of ‘race’ within social policy teaching in higher education. Accompanied by an introduction from the guest-editors and some useful sources, the research includes work from across social policy teaching in the UK, the US, Hungary and New Zealand/Aotearoa.

The authors offer an analysis of the role of universities in BAME student participation in higher education, current institutional biases that negatively affect students from minority ethnic backgrounds and the effects of racism within present social policy teaching, as well as providing practical advice and examples for higher education institutions on decolonising the curriculum, tackling the biases within their institutions and making an active commitment in social policy education to anti-racism and social change.

The full collection is free to access online on Cambridge Core now.