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Equality and Diversity
emma randon 7 October 2012
Transcript of Equality and Diversity
2 credits 2.2 Record and reflect how you interact with both children and adults that respects their beliefs, culture, values, preferences. Give examples.
3.1/3.2 Imagine you are about to take part in a performance management review with the manager and the focus will focus on your ability to promote equality, diversity and inclusion. In order to prepare you should organise and support an activity that will demonstrate you ability to use inclusive practice. When you have completed your activity you should reflect upon it focusing on how you demonstrated inclusive practice and how you supported others to promote equality and rights.
3.3 describe an incident or direct Practical assessment task Mary – Ann has just stared a six-week placement in a creche. It seems a happy environment and she has enjoyed her first week. However she has begun to notice something going on that makes her feel less comfortable. The managers own child and on of the other workers children also attend the creche and Mary Anne notices that often when the children need help, for example when putting on coats for outside play, or washing hands for lunch these members of staff attend to their own children first. Mary Ann thinks that some of the other children notice this and perhaps don't feel as special as the creche workers children. One day Mary Ann observes the managers daughter grab a toy roughly from a little boy, who begins to cry and grabs the toy back, causing the managers daughter to cry as well. The manager did not witness the whole incident, but , on hearing her daughter crying, walks briskly across to tell the boy to give back the toy and picks up her daughter to give her a cuddle. Mary Ann feels very uneasy about this incident and does not know how to respond.
In what way is this an example of discrimination?
Who is being affected by the discrimination and how?
If you were Mary Ann what would you do?
How do you think the manager should manage having her own child in the setting? Case study Highlight the the following things that challenge stereotypes and confront discrimination.
Swapping the gender of leading characters in songs and rhymes.
Integrating learning about different cultures into the curriculum.
Ignoring stereotyped beliefs if they are aired between staff in private.
Only keeping books and toys in the nursery that conform to normal ideas.
Intervening sensitively when children make racist comments to one another.
Treating everyone the same.
Allowing children to sort out conflicts based on stereotyped beliefs on their own.
Inviting people whose job roles challenge sterotypes to speak to children. 3.3 Challenging discrimination. Make a list 3.2 How can you support others to promote equality and rights? Reflective practice.
Being a role model. 3.1/3.2 Why do you think reflective practice and being a role model will help to promote equality and diversity and inclusion. Think of ways that you can promote opportunities for inclusion in your placement. 3.1 Demonstrate actions that model interactive practice. Yalda and Rahim are third generation British Pakistanis. They have come with their daughters to live in a small, typically English village. She and her husband were fed up with the pace of city and and wanted their girls to be educated at a small school, with beautiful countryside as their playground Initially a few of the villagers asked if they were going to open a corner shop or and Indian restaurant and were disappointed this wasn't the plan. The girls also experienced curiosity from other children. Some attention was drawn by their skin colour and the fact that they had pierced ears. Yalda joined the parents volunteers at the school and was approached by the head teacher to help the senior pupils prepare an assembly about diversity.
Why do you think the residents and their children made remarks about the family?
What do you understand by the term third generation British Pakistani? Can you think of a more appropriate term?
Is it racist to ask Yalda to help with the assembly and what ways do you think Yalda could contribute? 2.2 show how you interact with individuals that respects their beliefs culture, values and preferences 2.1/ 2.2 Activity
link the legislation to the summary Research the principles into practice card 1.2. What does it say about equality and inclusion? 1.3 How does inclusive practice promote equality and diversity? A project providing supportive housing for six young people leaving care at the age of 16 has been set out. Two live-in workers will ensure that the house and garden are maintained, as well as assisting the young people to find and keep employment and learn skills towards independence such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and managing finances A large house in a residential area has been purchased and planning permission sought for a change in usage, but neighbours have begun a campaign against the project. They claim that;
There will be unacceptable levels of noise from music, shouting and swearing.
Delinquent acts and petty crime.
There will be problems with alcohol.
The place will attract drug pushers and even prostitution.
Their children and older members of the community will be placed in unacceptable danger by this project.
1. List all the prejudices the neighbours have against young people who have been in care?
2. Describe how you would feel if you were one of the young people selected to be part of this project?
3. Describe how you would feel if you were a worried neighbour concerned for the wellbeing of your family. Case study 1.2 what are the possible effects of discrimination. 1.1 What does equality, diversity and inclusion mean? Assessment criteria You are a setting manager. You over hear room leader Jonathan say to fellow practitioner Laura that it is not fair that Afia is allowed time to pray during work each day.
You are a room leader. At story time Farukh says he does not want th hear a particular story because it is about a brown girl and brown girls are not interesting.
You are a setting manager. Your deputy Hannah says that she cannot provide feeback to Gavin's mother, Layla, at the end of the day because it is impossible to understand what Layla says in response due to her speech impediment, the result of a stroke she had last year. 3.3 Challenging discrimination What is positive discrimination and how might it promote change?
Give some examples of positive discrimination that you could develop in your setting. 3.3 positive discrimination What should you do? You are the manager of a busy nursery and you have hired Afia, a bright and friendly new room leader. Afia is a practising Muslim and has regular after lunch and mid afternoon prayer times. She needs a quiet room for prayer at these times.
Naomi and Eleanor are same sex parents to Heidi. They are frustrated with the nursery because Heidi sometimes gets upset that the nursery book collection only has stories about normal families with a mummy and daddy.
Theo's family are Jehovah's witnesses and so do not celebrate birthdays. However , Theo's preschool class has planned a birthday treat for one morning next week because it three children’s birthdays in one week. 3.1 Case study 2.1/ 2.2 Activity
link the legislation to the summary The children and families team from your local authority are running an inclusion campaign that aims to raise awareness of issues relating to equality and diversity in children’s and young peoples settings. Your supervisor has asked you to produce a poster or leaflet that could be used as part of this campaign. Your leaflet or poster should
Explain, using examples relevant to your practice, what is meant by the concepts of diversity, equality and inclusion.
Describe the potential effects of discrimination on children and young people and their parents
Explain how an inclusive approach to practice promotes equality and supports diversity. Knowledge Assessment task.
1.1/1.2/1.3 You are organising a day of activities about the Olympics. Sporting activities, an Olympic lunch, craft activities. You want your day to be fully inclusive. How will you adapt the plans to ensure it is. 1.3 Meeting the needs and encouraging participation. Describe at least five impacts of discrimination 1.2 What is the negative impact of discrimination. Identify at least five differences in your mind map. differences 1.1 What are the differences that commonly lead to individuals being treated unfairly. Research these Acts, find out about the law and think about how it effects your role giving examples. 1.2 Legislation and codes of practice and how it effects your role