Unit 03 Diversity
• •ac[1.1a] Explain what is meant by • diversity
Diversity means that we are all different. Some of us are male, some female, some tall, some short, some dark skinned, some light skinned. We come from different cultural backgrounds, different faiths, and different family groupings. And we have different learning styles, different personalities, etc. Because we are all different, or diverse, from each other.
• •ac[1.1b] • equality
Equality can mean different things to different people; some people believe that equality means treating everyone the same. However you can not treat everyone as equal due to the fact that everyone has different backgrounds, life experiences, skills and knowledge. So no two people can really ever be the same. Individuality can be a positive attribute in all aspects of life. Equality can be more accurately described as when people are given equal opportunities giving them access to the same rights, choices and resources no matter of their gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious belief or cultural differences.
• •ac[1.1c] • inclusion
The term inclusion is seen as a universal human right and aims at embracing all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance.
• •ac[1.1d] • discrimination
Discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favour of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit, racial and religious intolerance and discrimination. Basically, if you talk to or treat someone differently to others because of their skin, colour, age, race, ethnicity or similar.
ac[1.2] Describe the potential effects of discrimination
Discrimination is the act of recognizing, seeing, and distinguishing differences and choosing to show prejudice and bias. It is the