Level 4Theory assignment
The aims and objectives of this unit are to show an understanding of the role of Equality and Diversity in education I have chosen to research and write about those areas that are relevant and appropriate to the work that I am doing, in order to improve my teaching practice. This hopefully means that the skills I have learned pertaining to research around the subjects will help to fill in any gaps in my knowledge as I continue to develop professionally.
The way in which I approached my research was to begin writing notes on all the information I already knew about each area. I then concentrated on the areas I had little or no knowledge about; I began to research using reference books, the internet and notes I had made previously from the CTTLS course. I made notes for each topic and referenced which books or website the information had been extracted from.
Meaning and benefits of diversity and the promotion of equality and how this can protect people from risk or harm
Equality and diversity can mean different things to different people and organisations. The term equality and diversity is defined best, in my opinion, as the prevention and elimination of discrimination between persons. I believe the importance of incorporating equality and diversity into the teaching and learning organisations is high as this will encourage minority groups to get involved. It also provides all learners with a fair and enjoyable environment to learn and fulfil their potential.
“Education and training providers should take account of learners’ circumstances and needs in helping them fulfil their potential”
(Equality and human rights commission website 2008)
Equality means to treat every one the same irrespective of their race, religion, beliefs and sexual orientation. Every one should be treated with the same level of respect and dignity. In my experience there are