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Professional Learning

World Book Day: Creating a Diverse and Inclusive KS3 Literary Curriculum

Join us as we discuss why there is a need to teach diverse texts as well as how to create a diverse and inclusive literary curriculum that encourages and fosters a love of reading. 

February 23, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm GMT

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Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

Instructor-Led

This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

English & Language Arts
Culture & Identity

World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of books and reading. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. This is why reading needs to be at the centre of a school’s curriculum. However, The National Literacy Trust has found that reading for pleasure is at its lowest level since 2005. Additionally, research commissioned by Penguin and the Runnymede Trust found that 82 per cent of young people surveyed said they did not recall ever studying a book by a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) writer, while 70 per cent said that diversity is part of British society and should be represented on the school curriculum.

Join us for a one-hour discussion in which we consider the current obstacles facing teachers in fostering a climate of reading for pleasure, as well as sharing ideas about how we can create a diverse and inclusive KS3 literary curriculum that allows young people to connect with the texts that they are reading. There will also be an opportunity to share experiences and learn from other teachers. 

This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.