Anti-Racism in Initial Teacher Education

Published in June 2023, Scotland’s National Anti-Racism Framework for Initial Teacher Education was commissioned by the Scottish Council of Deans of Education (SCDE) and developed by Dr Khadija Mohammed, Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of the West of Scotland.

The Anti-Racism in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Framework has several objectives:

    • to assist the embedding of anti-racist practice in ITE from marketing to learning and teaching and support for the probationary period
    • to assist ITE staff to better support Black and Minority Ethnic students.
    • to assist ITE staff to reflect on the importance of anti-racist practice with white students.

Every Initial Teacher Education institution in Scotland is working to implement this framework in their ITE programmes and processes. This supports the Scottish Government’s target that by 20230 the number of Black and Minority Ethnic teachers in Scotland’s schools should be at least 4%.