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Gender Commission Report: Recommendation 9

Recommendations for government and public bodies

Recommendation 9: Raise awareness of gender stereotyping through career education

Scottish Government and its agencies should ensure, through the implementation of the Career Review, that career services are delivered with awareness of the gender stereotyping that is endemic in a young person’s pathway to work.

  • Education Scotland and Skills Development Scotland should develop criteria for high quality professional learning and inspection frameworks for teaching and career guidance staff. These should be focused on addressing gender stereotyping in the workplace, and on the apprenticeship pathway.

  • Skills Development Scotland and Education Scotland should review existing resources available for careers guidance in schools to ensure there is a consistent approach to gender diversity, and to ensure that young people, their parents and carers are clear about the impact of occupational segregation.