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1.2 Ways in Which Discrimination May Deliberately or Inadvertently Occur in the Work Setting

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Direct discrimination in the work setting occurs when nursery policies which applied to everyone might on purpose disadvantaged children from particular group. For example if the nursery every year celebrate Christmas and making a display and activities about that , but not taking into account that not every child is christen and not celebrating other cultures festivals then children are discriminated one against the other. The other example is when the nursery get children from one particular group, but not trying to be open for everyone and not getting children from different cultures, countries and race. Indirect discrimination in the work setting occurs when the practitioner is not aware that their action might in some way discriminate one children from another and not letting them learn and develop equally. For example the practitioner generalise and assume that children from a particular culture will have the same characteristics, needs and will behave in the certain way. For example there is no point for travellers children to enter the school because of their specific lifestyle, someone with disability will not be taking part in sport activities because of their condition. Practitioners might unintentionally categorise children in a particular way. For instance girls playing with dolls in a cooking area and boys playing with cars and trucks , girls are more quiet than the boys, concentrate and settle down easier, children with African background are better in sport and music, but not good in academic subjects, physically disabled children will not manage in the sport activities, travellers children live poor life and never achieve anything because of their way of living. This is called stereotyping and this type of practice might not be deliberate. It happens when the practitioner is not aware of his attitude and see children as a group of the same characteristics but not as an individuals. Another example is when the nursery unintentionally...
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