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Research Seminar: Schools and Gender Diversity

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Teviot Lecture Theatre - Doorway 5, University of Edinburgh

Teviot Place

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EH8 9AG

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Join us for a research seminar on Schools and Gender Diversity at the University of Edinburgh.

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The Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership at the University of Edinburgh invites you to a research seminar on schools and gender diversity. Everyone is welcome, and the seminar may be especially relevant to academics, teachers and student teachers, education policy makers, politicians and parents. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion, with all viewpoints welcomed.

Issues around gender diversity and supporting gender-nonconforming and transgender-identifying pupils in schools are complex, sensitive and often controversial. The Scottish Government is currently working on amended guidance for schools on supporting gender non-conforming children and young people, in the context of wider debates on gender diversity. What should that guidance look like? What understandings of sex and gender should inform it? How should we develop curricula, pedagogies, pastoral care and safeguarding practices that will enable all children and young people to interrogate gender norms whilst ensuring that gender-nonconforming and transgender-identifying pupils are safe, supported and included in schools? This research seminar will critically examine some of these questions, and aims to inform and support the ongoing public debate in Scottish education.

Speakers:

Professor Michele Moore: Head of Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility, London South Bank University

Stephanie Davies-Arai: Founder of Transgender Trend

Dr Shereen Benjamin: Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Edinburgh

Chair:

Rosa Murray: Depute Head, Institute of Education, Teaching and Leadership, University of Edinburgh

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Teviot Lecture Theatre - Doorway 5, University of Edinburgh

Teviot Place

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United Kingdom

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