They did things differently then: diversity and challenge from Key Stage 1

Paul Bracey, Darius Jackson, A Gove-Humphries

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This paper is based on the premise that controversial issues related to diversity are an important aspect of teaching and learning with all pupils. It was stimulated by a newspaper article which criticised teaching Key Stage 1 (5–7-year-old children) about Grace O'Malley, an Irish Queen. We argue that sixteenth century Anglo-Irish relations can be taught across all key stages and illustrate this through a detailed examination of how this was undertaken with Key Stage 1 pupils. To support our case we draw on literature related to diversity in a range of contexts and age groups
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-382
Number of pages10
JournalEducation 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
Issue number4
Early online date22 Feb 2011
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Feb 2011



  • Ireland
  • diversity
  • history
  • Key Stage 1
  • critical enquiry

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