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Same sex couples in textbooks.

Same sex couples in textbooks.

School textbooks will be updated to include “same sex” couples in their questions, one of the country's biggest education companies has announced. 

Pearson, which owns the exam board EdExcel and publishes thousands of school textbooks, said it will update all of its products and resources to ensure they are “LGBT inclusive”.  

A new handbook for secondary schools, produced by the charity Stonewall and sponsored by Pearson, advises teachers on how they can make the curriculum more welcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pupils.

Rod Bristow, Pearson’s president for core markets, said they will use the handbook to “help update our own products and resources to ensure they are LGBT inclusive”.

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