Blood relations: educational implications of sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia.
Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia are genetic conditions which affect people from Black and ethnic minority communities in much greater numbers than White people, and they remain ill-understood. In this chapter Simon Dyson explains how these conditions affect the lives of the children and adults who have them and considers their educational consequences. The lack of resources allocated to tackling the conditions and widespread ignorance of their effects, Dyson argues, may indicate underlying racism.
Part of learning materials for Open University Course Learning for All [E242]
Citation : Dyson, SM. (1992) Blood Relations: Educational Implications of Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia. In: Booth, T., Swann, W., Masterton, M. and Potts, P. (eds) Curricula for Diversity in Education (Learning for All 1) London: Routledge, pp. 277-283.
ISBN : 0415071844
Research Group : Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell
Research Institute : Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research
Peer Reviewed : Yes