The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched a free education resource for secondary school teachers this week.
Evidence gathered by the Commission indicates that in schools where pupils receive teaching on equality and human rights issues there tends to be a significant reduction in bullying with more positive and tolerant behaviour demonstrated among students.
The new online toolkit called Equal Rights, Equal Respect is designed to help Key Stage 3 teachers in any subject teach their pupils about equality and human rights.
Featuring three videos for use in the classroom, 12 lesson plans and interactive activities alongside supporting materials, the kit is intended to assist teachers in the communication of issues surrounding discrimination.
Issues dealt with in the pack include race, religion, disability, gender, sexuality, age and pregnancy.
The EHRC is hoping that the multimedia toolkit will help topics such as empathy, diversity, equality law and human rights be properly discussed in classrooms.
Posted by Theo Foulds