Scotland is set to become the first country in the world to include LGBTI issues in school curricula, after the government accepted in full recommendations made by a leading campaign group.
Scottish Deputy First Minister John Swinney said Thursday that state schools across Scotland will be required to educate pupils on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex issues, including LGBTI history, terminology and identities, and ways of tackling homophobia and prejudice.
Other recommendations include providing free training programs for teachers and offering new teaching materials to tackle LGBTI issues.
“Our education system must support everyone to reach their full potential,” Swinney said. “That is why it is vital the curriculum is as diverse as the young people who learn in our schools.
“The recommendations I have accepted will not only improve the learning experience of our LGBTI young people, they will also support all learners to celebrate their differences, promote understanding and encourage inclusion.” Read more