Nearly one-third (29%) of 1550 secondary pupils in Scotland said that they find it difficult to make friends with young people at their school who have a learning disability. Often young people display bullying behaviours because of a lack of understanding about difference.
Lessons on Learning Disability are the end product of a research and development project to provide school-based resources aimed at tackling the bullying of people who have learning disabilities. The project was commissioned by ENABLE Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government, and conducted by researchers from the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University. You can view the lessons here.
If you agree that these lessons are really important in breaking down barriers and you want to see them in your local school write to your local Councillor. Your local Councillor can ask the Director of Education in your area to share these lesson plans with your local schools.
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