My research looks at how race and racism impact on teaching and learning. I have studied how white teachers understand their work in multi-ethnic classrooms; how students from diverse backgrounds experience the current schooling system as lacking in care; and how Islamophobia affects relationships between teachers and Muslim families. I am currently looking at how Master’s programmes can better meet the needs of students of colour and respond to the decolonisation movement.
Further profile content
‘It was the small things’: Using the concept of racial microaggressions as a tool for talking to new teachers about racism
Sarah Pearce. Teaching and Teacher Education, 79, 83–92.
High attaining students, marketisation and the absence of care: everyday experiences in an urban academy
Kirstin Lewis and Sarah Pearce. Pedagogy, Culture & Society
Changing attitudes to cultural difference: perceptions of Muslim families in English schools
Sarah Pearce and Kirstin Lewis. Cambridge Journal of Education, 49: 1, 1-14
You Wouldn’t Understand: white teachers in multi-ethnic classrooms
Sarah Pearce. Trentham/ IoE (book)
Dealing with racist incidents: what do beginning teachers learn from schools?
Sarah Pearce. Race Ethnicity and Education, 17:3, 388-406
I am part of a team of colleagues which works with schools to develop their anti-racist or inclusive practice