1. What is meant by diversity?
Diversity means that we are all different. Although people have similarities we also have differences and are unique in many ways. Diversity is recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them. We need to be able to understand that everyone is different and value everyone’s differences.
2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of: •
Personal, social and cultural identities.
The community that I live in has different people from various backgrounds. One of my neighbours is polish the other neighbour is Scottish and is a single parent family. Some people in the community are single, others are married, and some have children. There is an area of bungalows where the older generation live. There’s a Christian church which is also a playgroup during the day. On my walk to take the children to school we see many different people of various ages, gender and ethnicity. They also vary in how they travel some walk, travel by car or bikes, this represents their lifestyles.
3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community.
The variations in question 2 show me that my community is diverse and definitely there are no two people who are the same. Everyone can live together in the community despite the differences.
4. Give some examples to explain how diversity:
Enhances your life
Enhances the local community
Enhances this country.
Diversity enhances my life because it enables me to meet people with difference characteristics and become tolerant to their differences. It enchances the local community
5. Describe what it means to respect people’s differences and why it is important to respect differences.
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