NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
Unit 1: Exploring Equality and Diversity
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Name: Tracey-Jane Jones
What is meant by diversity?
Diversity means difference and variety. These differences can be in race, gender, ethnic groups, culture, customs, religion and belief systems, age, physical appearance, mental capabilities, financial status and class amongst a few. Each person is unique and have certain qualities that makes them different from others but they also have some that are similar to others. A diverse community is a positive thing and means that everyones differences should be respected and valued because nobody is completely the same as anyone else, even within the catagories above. People tend to reject what is different. We should value differences in order to work together and due to the wide variety of differences between people we end up with many diverse individuals and groups. Sometimes our diversities can lead to growth as a society however sometimes it can lead to violence and hatred.
2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of: Interests
Personal, social and cultural identities.
The community in which I live in is extremely diverse. There are many different cultures in our local school which my children attend; ranging from Muslim, Hindu and Church of England. Although this is a Faith school there are also many people that are non-faith or non belief people. Some of the families parents have originated from another country and moved to this country whilst they were very young or may have moved just before the children have been born. I have many friends who have the same interests as me. We are very lucky in our community because there are quite a few activities that are available for younger people and children such as Dancing Schools, Bike and Skate Parks, Sports Halls / Gyms, Swimming Pools, Climbing Walls, Tennis Courts, Woodland Areas and Country Parks. The road in which I live consists of mainly elderly people; we are one of only two family's with children. I live close to a University which means that there are lots of students who come from different countries all around the world and there are many different cultural backgrounds.
3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community.
The fact that the children go to school with other children with different faiths is a positive aspect of their education because it means that they learn to accept the fact that there are people who have their own beliefs and just because it may not be the same belief as them it doesnt mean that they should be treated any differently by other people and therefore the relationships that the children build up as a result will be varied. My children also get a wider view of the different cultures of the world and experience the variations between different cultures. The various different activities in the local area means that there is a wide range of opportunity for people to do different activities and it also means that people of all ages can interact together forming a wide range of friendships.
4. Give some examples to explain how diversity:
Enhances your life
Enhances the local community
Enhances this country.
Diversity enhances the world in which we live because it means that there is a variety of different things available to...
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