This is the report of two linked research projects: the SSRC Project on Problems and Effects of Teaching about Race Relations, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Project on Teaching About Race Relations through Drama. Its aim is to help teachers who will face race as a theme, whether it arises in the normal course of their subject teaching or is introduced as a separate topic.

The project worked with three groups of teachers, each of which adopted a different approach, and the results of the testing programme are given alongside a series of case studies of classroom teaching. The book includes a summary of the findings of the research, express as hypotheses and an account of the teacher-dissemination of the project’s work; it concludes with reflections by the director of the project and a participant teacher.

chapter 1|4 pages


chapter 5|13 pages


chapter 11|9 pages

Case Study 1: Strategy A

chapter 12|27 pages

Case Study 2: Strategy A

chapter 13|16 pages

Case Study 3: Strategy B

chapter 14|14 pages

Case Study 4: Strategy B

chapter 16|8 pages

Case Study 5: Strategy C

chapter 17|9 pages

Case Study 6: Strategy C

chapter 18|16 pages

Case Study 7: Strategy C

chapter 19|6 pages

Case Study 8: Strategy C

chapter 20|8 pages

Case Study 9: Strategy C

chapter 22|16 pages

Pupil Reaction

chapter 23|5 pages

A Researcher's Speculations

chapter 24|6 pages

A Teacher's Reflections

chapter 25|14 pages