It is clear that there is still a great deal of work to carry out to achieve the vision and goals outlined in the Scottish Government’s Race Equality Framework:
This section explores the aspects that are required to actively promote and develop race equality and anti-racism in early learning and childcare, schools and community learning settings.
In a thematic inspection of race equality in schools, an HMIe report found that schools that demonstrated good practice in promoting race equality also shared an underpinning set of principles in their work. Learners were provided with opportunities to: study their own values and those of others; appreciate diversity; and develop respect for others. They supported the values in school life of equality, justice and mutual respect.
In a recent PISA report, it was encouraging to note that Scotland ranked joint third of twenty seven countries during an assessment of the global competence of 15 year old learners. Performance on individual indicators was, however, varied.
Global competence was defined as: