The Scottish Government has announced its intention to impose LGBT ideology across the curriculum in state schools.
The aim is that the school staff can undergo a course on the issue about “LGBT identities, issues and history”. The school will teach the children about it.
They have published an online platform for pro-LGBT school resources to coincide with the move, managed by the controversial group, Time For Inclusive Education, on behalf of the Scottish Government.
For primary schools, the website has maths worksheets featuring scenarios with same-sex couples. The toolkit for secondary schools includes materials on LGBT History Month and LGBT activists.
It comes as a book encouraging children to use “they” instead of “he” or “she” has been published for nine to eleven-year-olds.
Given to schools in Dumfries and Galloway, What Does LGBT+ Mean? also claims that ‘male’ and ‘female’ are mere “a label” given to babies at birth based on the perception of medical staff.
“Most importantly, this work will empower young people and provide them with an opportunity I didn’t have at school – to feel valued, confident, and proud of who they are.”
TIE successfully campaigned for the formation of the LGBT Inclusive Education Working Group. It will put forward 33 recommendations to Scottish Government ministers in 2018.
Children’s Minister Clare Haughey said. “I am proud to say that Scotland is leading the way as the first country in the world to embed LGBT inclusive education right across the curriculum.
“By doing so, we can help young people to reach their full potential and flourish in a diverse and inclusive society.
“The launch of this ground-breaking suite of resources for schools takes us another step forward in ensuring that our curriculum is as diverse as the young people who learn in our schools.
The recommendations were accepted and the latest stage includes today’s rollout of the new website –. Lgbteducation.scot.
COSLA Children and Young People Spokesperson Cllr Stephen McCabe said. “Improving inclusion in our schools is a priority for Local Government.
Scotland’s largest teaching union, The EIS, welcomed the news. They said the new resources ensure LGBT issues alongside gender, disability, and race equality.
A spokesperson said:. “The EIS very much looks forward to the launch at the Scottish Learning Festival of a dedicated website. Support teachers in the delivery of the LGBT-inclusive component of equality-focused education.”
“In addition to a series of free e-learning professional learning modules, the website contains a suite of exciting new high-quality resources which are also free of charge and that have been thoughtfully created to help develop young people’s understanding of LGBT experiences, histories, and issues.
“The new website reflects a strongly intersectional approach to learning and teaching about LGBT equality. Placing it firmly alongside gender, disability, and race equality.
“This approach led by TIE is a valuable blueprint for the development of further resources to support learning and teaching around the other equality strands.”
National Parent Forum of Scotland Chair Margaret Wilson said:. “We welcome the roll-out of LGBT inclusive education across the school curriculum.
“With other stakeholders, we have developed an information resource on LGBT inclusive education for parents and carers to help them to support their children. To ensure they have a positive educational experience, using an approach underpinned by children’s rights, kindness and respect.”
It can help schools in Scotland meet the legal duty to eliminate discrimination. Also advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people from protected groups.
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