Culture of Classroom Silence over Homophobia in Scottish Schools

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MOST Scottish teachers have never used or even heard of government material designed to tackle homophobia in schools.

A survey by the Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) campaign of almost 500 teachers found that the majority of them didn’t know about, or had not used, the Scottish Government’s latest Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RHSP) guidance.

TIE wants LGBTI issues made a mandatory part of the Scottish curriculum, and say this will help tackle bullying.

Of the 479 teachers asked, 55 per cent said they had not read or didn’t know about the materials which were updated in 2014 to include issues on LGBTI.

An additional 35 per cent said they did not feel like the guidance was extensive enough, while nine per cent said it was adequate.

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