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Teachers supported in tackling racism

A new guide to help teachers effectively address racism in schools was launched today (11/02/19).

Addressing inclusion: effectively challenging racism in schools aims to raise awareness about how racism affects minority ethnic children and young people.

It offers practical steps for teachers to prevent racist bullying and address incidents effectively.

The guide includes advice on addressing negative language and messaging, information on creating inclusive learning environments and suggestions on how to promote race equality through the curriculum.

Race equality charity Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) and resp​ectme, Scotland's national anti-bullying service, published the guide.

It was funded by Scottish Government in line with commitments to tackle prejudice-based bullying made in its Race Equality Framework 2016-2030 and in Respect for All, the national approach to anti-bullying for Scotland's children and young people.

Education Scotland Chief Executive Gayle Gorman said: 'There is no place for racism of any kind in our schools, and bullying is unacceptable in any form'.

'I congratulate the authors of this teachers' resource for highlighting the importance of early intervention and prevention in cases of racist bullying'.

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