Equality and Diversirty

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Unit 1: Exploring Equality and Diversity.

Assessment 1.1 Exploring Equality and Diversity

1 Describe what having equal opportunity means in relation to each of the following topics.

a) Education:

All Children whether male or female, disabled or not should have the right to reach his/her highest potential. Every child should have the opportunity to use the same methods and choose any study they want.

b) Housing:

Councils aim to ensure that every applicant is not treated less favourably than any other because of race, gender, disability, religion or age.

c) Health care:

Health care cannot refuse access to anyone because of race, gender, disability, religion or age.

d) Employment:

Employers must give everyone the same opportunity to better their lives no matter what their race, gender, disability, religion or age is. They must provide disabled access when required.

2

a) Outline some of the problems that persist in the UK in relation to the levels of pay between men and women.

• Women earn less money than men.

• More women apply for lower paid jobs.

• Some women can earn less pay than a man doing the same job.

b) Choose two other signs of inequality and outline the problems that persist in the UK in relation to them.

i. Young people not been allowed in a shop unless accompanied by an adult.

ii. Physically disabled people not having access to goods and services because of no access to get into a shop.

Assessment 1.2: Understand the ways that people choose to describe themselves.

1 Describe the individual factors that make a person who they are, by providing examples of each of the following factors.

a) Physical characteristics are what you look like, for example height, weight, eye/hair colour, sex, age and your skin colour.

b) Emotions are what you feel, for example happy, sad, angry, fear, sorrow, love.

c) Like and Dislike can be personnel, but can also be shared by other, for example I like watching Eastenders my son doesn’t he likes watching his cartoons I don’t but we both love to watch CSI.

d) Values and beliefs can also be personnel and shared by other, for example religion some people are Christian some aren’t. Values can be something you feel is worth something to you.

2

A) Provide examples of personal interests to show how someone might describe themselves.

Personal interests could different groups, for example Charities or Leisure groups.

b) Provide examples of personal characteristics to show how someone might describe themselves.

Personnel characteristics could be describing themselves by sexual orientation or by their abilities to do activities.

c) Provide examples of religious and cultural characteristics to show how someone might describe themselves.

Examples of religious and cultural characteristics are set on your beliefs, e.g. Christian, Hindu or Jewish etc..

e) Provide examples of geographic characteristics to show how someone might describe themselves.

Examples of geographic characteristics is how people describe themselves from where they live, e.g. ‘Geordies’ are people from Newcastle.

3 Explain what is meant by the following terms by completing the sentences

a) Dual discrimination means to bully or discriminate against someone for more then one reason for example if someone was a Christian and also disabled.

b) Positive discrimination means to employ someone on the basis of protected characteristics to raise the number of under-represented in a group.

c) Discrimination arising from disability means to discriminate against someone because of his/her disability.

d) Discrimination by association means to be discriminated against because of some else who you are associated with, for example if someone related to me was in prison I may be bullied because of that.

e) Protected characteristics means to be discriminated against because of...
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