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Gender Equality in Education

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The Equality in Education Team, which is part of the Scottish Government’s Teacher Education, Leadership and Reform Unit commissioned the Children’s Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament to undertake engagement with Children and Young People to gather views on how Scotland can achieve gender equality in education and learning.

This engagement then informed the production of a Theory of Change model. The aim of this model is to identify pathways to effecting systemic change in the education and learning sector, ending gender inequality.

As a member of the Gender Equality in Education Taskforce, I welcome the publication of this report and the research from partners at the Children’s Parliament and The Collective. The research shows the experiences of young women and girls in education and the stark difference with their male counterparts. With wider reforms now ongoing throughout Scottish education, it is the right time to be making changes and involving young people further in the implementation process to allow progress for young women and girls in school across the country.

Ellie Craig MSYP, Scottish Youth Parliament Trustee and member of the Gender Equality Taskforce in Education and Learning

You can read children and young people’s views, opinions, and recommendations on what a gender equal education system could look like and how this change can be achieved in our reports below.

Gender Equality in Education Report PDF
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Both the Children’s Parliament and The Collective also published their own reports alongside SYP, which you can find on the Scottish Government website.

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