The EIS welcomes and values a diverse and inclusive society, and we welcome refugees and asylum seekers to Scotland.
We support a rights-based approach to migrants and refugees, and expect governments to uphold all relevant laws including the 1951 UN Refugee Convention. We reject the demonisation of refugees and asylum seekers and seek to enhance understanding of migration.
To that end, we have produced new guidance for teachers on challenging the myths and misunderstandings related to immigration.
There are three booklets, each one tailored to a different age range:
You can download the Myths of Immigration booklets below.
We hope that teachers will find this resource useful for supporting open, honest conversations about immigration and for countering some of the misinformation that has spread in recent years, particularly in some sections of the media.
It should be used in the context of a broader anti-racist education programme, and may assist establishments to meet their legal obligations to promote equality and tackle discrimination based on race and religion.
To request hard copies of the booklets, please contact John Harris in the Education and Equality Department.