They were a joy! Partnership working to promote cultural diversity in Glasgow schools

Amanda Jane Corrigan, Shagufta Ahmed, Rosaline Martin

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Scotland continues to struggle to have a teaching profession that represents the cultural diversity of the population. In 2021-22, the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde partnered with the EAL Service of Glasgow City Council to create outreach placements for undergraduate students studying to be English teachers in Oman. These Arabic speaking students worked in secondary schools to support EAL pupils and worked with migrant children in primary schools across Glasgow. This presentation will explore the process used to create the partnership, develop the placements and to assess the merits of the projects with the aim of inspiring other organisations to develop innovative ways to promote diversity in Scottish schools.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sept 2022
EventScottish Learning Festival 2022 - Education Scotland, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Sept 202221 Sept 2022


ConferenceScottish Learning Festival 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • cultural diversity
  • Glasgow schools
  • educational partnerships


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