Unit 1: Exploring Equality and Diversity
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1. What is meant by diversity?
It is used to describe the differences between people, some we can see others we cant.
2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of: • Interests • Beliefs • Ages • Lifestyles • Personal, social and cultural identities.
In my community we have a great variation of people. There are some retired people, an ex-vicar, our neighbours are Spanish. Some people are single, others married, some have children. There is also a gay couple on our street In the area there is also a difference in social standing with some middle and working classes. There is an area of Bungalows where the older generation live and many people on the street have children. There is a spiritual church, a Christian church and a Kingdom of Jehovah’s witnesses. There is a wide variety of interests we have a cricket pitch, bowling green, football pitch, swimming baths and basketball court within 10 minutes’ walk. There are many local restaurants offering a huge choice of cuisine
In a few short sentences I have shown the variations in age, beliefs, interests, social standing, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religion and gender
3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community.