A Personal Philosophy of Education

  • Niamh Colton Education Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
Keywords: Anti-racist, Critical Race Theory, Education, Fundamental British Values, Multiculturalism


In this paper, the author presents a personal philosophy of education. Consideration is given to critical race theory and the relationship with Fundamental British Values (FBV). The author concludes that FBV must be considered to reflect how Britain has moved on from a white male and heterosexual dominated society. A recommendation is made to implement mentorship programmes in educational settings, whereby older students are assigned a role to mentor younger children. The author argues that the forming of trusting friendships would be a valuable way of removing the ‘them’ and ‘us’ from conversations, instead instilling trust, respect and friendship.