Slave trade guidance

29th August 2008 at 01:00

An education charity has called for better guidance for teachers about the history of the slave trade. The London-based charity DEA said it welcomed the fact that the topic was to become a compulsory part of the history curriculum for secondary pupils from next month, but said teachers needed support. Hetan Shah, DEA chief executive, said: "Learning about slavery is crucial so that young people can fully understand the shape of today's world."

www.dea.org.uk.

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