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Racial abuse in schools Written Answer, 13/06/14 [S]

Written Answer given in response to John Wilson's (SNP) question asking theScottish Government† Written Answers - Daiwhat steps it is taking to eradicate racial abuse in schools.


The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages, Alasdair Allan, replied that Written Answers - Dailyall children and young people should be able to learn in schools free from discrimination to enable them to make the most of their learning. The Scottish Government want every child and young person in Scotland to grow up free from bullying and want them to develop mutually respectful, responsible and confident relationships with other children, young people and adults.

Curriculum for Excellence aims to provide the right environment to enable young people to develop as informed and responsible global citizens with a knowledge of Scotland and its place in the world and an understanding of different beliefs and cultures. Racism can be addressed across the curriculum for example in expressive arts, health and wellbeing, literacy and English, religious and moral education and social studies.

Citizenship education is embedded throughout Curriculum for Excellence. The aim is to develop Scotlandís children and young people into responsible global citizens with an understanding of Scotland and its place in the world. It addresses the exercising of rights and responsibilities within communities at local, national and global levels, encompassing the development of informed decision making and the ability to take thoughtful and responsible action, locally and globally.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 13 June 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 13 June 2014