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MOTION TO NOTE CONCERN ABOUT UK GOVERNMENT LETTER FOR TEACHING POLITICAL EDUCATION

Publised date : 25 Oct 2017

Jenny Gilruth MSP lodged motion S5M-08406 to note with concern the letter sent by Conservative Party Chief Whip.

Title: Teaching Political Education

Motion Text:

That the Parliament notes with concern the letter sent by the UK Government minister and Chief Whip of the Conservative Party, Chris Heaton-Harris, in which it is reported that asked for a list of academics teaching about Brexit in universities across the UK, including the University of St Andrews; notes the view that  academic freedom must be rigorously defended by all levels of government and further notes what it sees as the importance of teaching about political literacy in Scotland's schools, chiefly through Modern Studies in secondaries and Social Studies in primaries, and considers that a population who are taught about the political structures by which they are governed is far more likely to engage in the democratic process.

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