Podcast 55: How Can Schools Improve Attitudes To Hair?

Joshua McGovernJoshua McGovern has been working with Teacher Toolkit since March 2018. He is responsible for our Soundcloud and iTunes channels and is the production manager for podcasts. He has a degree in Music Production and is a graduate of Leeds Beckett University. Aside from working… Read more about Joshua McGovernAre our attitudes to hairstyles still hindering inclusion and inadvertently discriminating others?Hair discrimination has gone unrecognised for decades and needs to be addressed. In our 55th interview, our 31st women-in-education podcast, we talk with Michelle De Leon who is the founder of World Afro Day and author of the Hair Equality Report.The Hair Equality ReportThe Hair Equality Report is needed because there is a lack of awareness about this problem within governing bodies, school authorities and the general public. Listen to Michelle and Teacher Toolkit founder, Ross McGill discuss:How education policies let children in their attitudes towards hair and identityHow hopeful she is for women and young girls to not be held back by their genderReflect on Michelle’s positive and negative experiences in education as a childHighlight how she came to have a career in the media and the aspects of television she is involved inExplain how World Afro Day was born out of her daughter’s love for her own hairHow much joy Michelle has got from creating lesson plans for children around World Afro DayDelve into the stigma around black women and their hairWatch Michelle explain the Hair Equality Report in this short video.Listen https://www.teachertoolkit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Podcast-55.-Michelle-De-Leon.mp3Remember, our podcast is available on iTunes!There are countless media stories, yet little academic research to suggest having a particular style of hair impacts on pupil performance. To find out more, you can join in with World Afro Day on 15th September and download the lesson plans for your classroom.You can find out much more on WAD website: www.WorldAfroDay.comClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Related

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