Unit 1: Exploring Equality and Diversity
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1. What is meant by diversity?
It’s different and varied. In the context of people, society, it would be individuality; the variance of which can be small to large. This would be in terms of culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic, age (, etc).
2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of: • Interests
• Personal, social and cultural identities.
In terms of interests – there are several parks within a four mile radius. The closest having two tennis courts, a bowling green, portable skatepark (quarter pipe ramps) and playground. There is a bingo hall and amusement arcade (gambling establishment); fitness centre (women only); two libraries within a mile of each other – both of which have computer facilities; two community centres – one of which is part of a library; three churches within a mile; and a train station – which was built specifically for the industrial estate (transportation for the staff); a number of doctor surgeries and dentists; a hospital; a few veterinarians; a number of pubs – some of which are WMCs –, various restaurants – Indian, Italian, etc –, including fast-food and, two main supermarkets and a number of parade of shops (green grocers, butcher, bakery, etc).
I don’t know much about the local area, or the people that live within it. I presume there is an aging local population, some of which frequent the local resources and services (bingo hall, churches and community centres, local conveniences, etc). There is a frequent bus service – up to once every ten minutes – that runs to and from the city centre.
3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community.
From being able to access literature, learn about computers and the Internet, to taking part in community resources – such as events, coffee mornings and services. This contributes in terms of religious beliefs, to hobbies – bowling, swimming, cycling and running.
4. Give some examples to explain how diversity:
• Enhances your life
• Enhances the local community
• Enhances this country.
Diversity can bring together people of different faiths and of political views, to different backgrounds and different eras together. The benefits could be from a better understanding, broadening your horizons – expanding your view of the world – in terms of language, religion, art and music.
5. Describe what it means to respect people’s differences and why it is important to respect differences.
In many ways, people are different; to respect the differences, is to respect them for who they are and for their individuality, and for you to value them for their similarities and differences.
To embrace and for acceptance – that you accept there are people different from yourself – with regards to religion or belief, education, sexual orientation, lifestyle, socio-economic, disability (, etc).
6. For a person you know, describe the individual factors that make him / her who they are.
Name: Stuart Robinson
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