Decolonising the Curriculum is an important agenda in current UK Higher Education
The term refers to activities which seek to redress biases in traditional course content which disproportionately focus on white, western authors and thinkers, or present an unfairly positive picture of their contributions.
Decolonising the Curriculum is about presenting a fair and balanced picture of Human thought and achievement that represents knowledge and ideas from thinkers and authors of all nationalities, cultures and ethnicity.
Lenrick Greaves (SUBU VP Education) is launching a campaign at Bournemouth University to raise awareness of the importance of having diverse curriculum content:
"‘Why is my Curriculum White?’ is a national campaign which aims to tackle a Eurocentric curriculum - challenging the lack of diversity found in our reading lists and course content.
After talking to many students about the lack of cultural representation on campus and in our various curriculums, I - Lenrick Greaves (Vice President of Education) – have decided to bring this campaign to Bournemouth University. The campaign’s overall goal is to not only lobby the university for a more diverse/representative curriculum for all courses, but to also ensure that we students are in the best position where we can challenge various thoughts and preconceptions in our various fields."
Librarians are advocates of equality, diversity and inclusion.
By following the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Ethical Principles, library professionals are committed to upholding, promoting and defending: