Reflecting Realities Report
Resource type: CPD resource
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2
Region(s): All of UK
The Reflecting Realities Report is an annual survey that reviews the extent and quality of ethnic representation in books for pre-school and primary children published in the UK.
The first report looked at books published in 2017 and provided a benchmark against which future publishing could be measured. Subsequent reports show that, while there has been a year-on-year rise in ethnic representation in children’s literature, there is still work to be done to ensure that children’s books in the UK reflect the rich diversity of their readers’ lives.
Copies of all the Reflecting Realities Reports published to date are available to read or download from the CLPE website.
About Centre for Literacy in Primary Education: CLPE is an independent charity whose aim is to raise the literacy achievement of children in primary schools by putting quality children’s literature at the heart of all learning. They have over 40 years’ experience of providing evidence-based CPD training and high-quality resources to support teachers.
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- As well as providing statistical data, the report also looks at the quality of representation of ethnic minority characters and provides valuable tips on what to look for when choosing books for the classroom or school library.
- CLPE runs a webinar that looks at the key findings of the Reflecting Realities report and provides guidance on how to integrate quality inclusive literature into the curriculum.
- You can find book recommendations, booksellers and other resources to support diversity in the classroom by clicking here.
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