Bennie Kara

Within higher education, the phrase ‘decolonising the curriculum’ originated as part of the Rhodes Must Fall movement, originating in Cape Town, South Africa. The debate centred on the presence of a statue of imperialist politician Cecil Rhodes outside of the University of Cape Town. Following student-led protest, the emergence of the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ Oxford campaign and the release of a twenty-minute film entitled ‘Why is my curriculum white?’ by students at UCL (University College London), the phrase gained traction in the wider education community.

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