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The devolved Welsh government has recently voted through a new school curriculum set to be introduced in 2022.

Kirsty Williams, the education minister, said the changes would help children and young people become “ethical and informed citizens of Wales and the world.”

A working group had been set up by the government to look into how Black and Asian history was taught in schools and how racial inequality was affecting educational outcomes in Wales. It was led by Prof. Charlotte Williams OBE, who has held academic positions in social work in the UK and Australia.

Williams concluded that: “The attainment of children and young people from some minority communities is being hampered by a curriculum that has failed to represent their histories, and the contributions of their communities, past and present.”

Source: Global Citizen

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/wales-black-history-lessons-compulsory-school/

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