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Scotland embeds LGBTQIA education in school curriculum; first country to do so

In 2018, the Scottish Government approved a policy aimed at improving LGBTQIA inclusiveness in Scottish school. With the recent launch of an online teaching resource, this becomes a reality for many Scottish students.

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Scotland became the first country in the world to embed LGBTQIA-inclusive education in its schools’ curriculum.

In 2018, the Scottish Government approved a policy aimed at improving LGBTQIA inclusiveness in Scottish school. With the recent launch of an online teaching resource, this becomes a reality for many Scottish students.

With recommendations forwarded by Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), all state schools in Scotland will now be required to teach students about the history of LGBTQIA movements, reducing bullying, and discuss equality issues. There will be no option of opting-out. 

For this to succeed, all school staff will be given a basic awareness course on LGBTQIA-inclusive education, and a toolkit of LGBTQIA-inclusive education teaching resources.

Scotland decriminalized homosexuality in 1980.

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