Sunday, 19 February 2012

Row over school curriculum

Bit of wider context here, showing just how contested this whole area is: in this Guardian article we read about literature passed out to faith schools in Lancashire by a visiting Catholic speaker who advises that homosexuality is linked to abuse and that there is no such thing as safe sex. Asked by the TUC to intervene, Education Secretary Michael Gove insisted that the school curriculum was not subject to the 2010 Equality Act ... but a civil service spokesperson for the DfEE (Dept for Education) said it was.
Perhaps the most useful question here is how well fiction TV represents this range of views - is it dominated by 'PC' representations, do old negative stereotypes still dominate, or is the answer a wide range of conflicting, competing representations?

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