Equality Stories is a practical handbook for school-based discussions and for planning, staff training and professional development. The stories are about projects in schools to do with the three Rs; recognition, respect and raising achievement. There are also wider stories about the development of Britain as an inclusive society, contemporary educational history and national educational policy. Originating in one LEA and the effective projects in its schools funded under the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant, this book tackles important questions. What are the differences between EMAG and the funding regime it replaced, Section II? What new opportunities does it open up? What should be the priorities in general terms, and what should be the guiding principles for choosing between them?
Robin Richardson, former director of the Runnymede Trust and author or co-author of such distinguished books as Daring to be a Teacher and Inclusive Schools, Inclusive Society, acted as a consultant to the local authority where the projects described took place. Berenice Miles is an education officer there, with the responsibility for race equality matters, including administration and effective use od EMAG.