Treat sexist language like racism, teachers urged
Schools are being told to challenge gender bias among students and staff, writes Emma Seith
Scottish teachers are being told to deal with sexist language in the same way they would racist or homophobic speech, in a bid to address gender bias in schools.
Educators are also being urged to confront their own sexist stereotyping, as part of an effort to wipe out beliefs – held even among very young children – that “girls are inherently quiet, compliant and nurturing, while boys are boisterous, confident and should avoid anything traditionally considered feminine”, according to new guidance for schools.
Meanwhile, a Tes Scotland analysis of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) data ...