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Promoting Equality and Valuing Diversity. This presentation will cover:. What is equality? Equality Act (2010) Protected Characteristics Types of discrimination What is diversity? Valuing equality and advancing diversity Ways to promote equality and value diversity. What is equality?.

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this presentation will cover
This presentation will cover:
  • What is equality?
  • Equality Act (2010)
  • Protected Characteristics
  • Types of discrimination
  • What is diversity?
  • Valuing equality and advancing diversity
  • Ways to promote equality and value diversity
what is equality
What is equality?
  • Equality is about the rights of learners to have access to, attend, and participate in their chosen learning experience
  • This should be regardless of their circumstances
  • Inequality and discrimination should be tackled to ensure fairness, decency and respect amongst all learners
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In the past, equality has often been described as everyone being the same or having the same opportunities
  • Nowadays, it can be described as everyone being different, but having equal rights
  • Equality of opportunity is a concept underpinned by legislation
equality act 2010
Equality Act (2010)
  • The Equality Act (2010) replaced all previous anti-discrimination legislation

and consolidated it into one act for England, Scotland and Wales

  • There are separate requirements in Northern Ireland
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The Act provides rights for people not to be directly discriminated against or harassed because they have an association with a disabled person, nor must people be directly discriminated against or harassed because they are wrongly perceived as disabled
  • Reasonable adjustments must take place during teaching and learning activities to lessen or remove the effects of a disadvantage to a learner with a disability
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Protected Characteristics
  • The Act identified nine protected characteristics
  • A protected characteristic refers to aspects of a person’s identity which are explicitly protected from discrimination
this presentation has covered
This presentation has covered:
  • What is equality?
  • Equality Act (2010)
  • Protected Characteristics
  • Types of discrimination
  • What is diversity?
  • Valuing equality and advancing diversity
  • Ways to promote equality and value diversity
summary quiz
Summary quiz
  • 5 questions here (suggested answers will be in the presenter notes)
further reading
Further reading
  • Clements P & Spinks T (2000) The Equal Opportunities Handbook Kogan Page Limited
  • Daniels & MacDonald (2005) Equality, Diversity and Discrimination Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Home Office (2010) Equality Strategy – Building a Fairer Britain
  • LSIS (2011) New Equality Act 2010 Learning and Skills Improvement Service
  • Gravells A (2012) Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector LondonLearning Matters
  • Gravells A & Simpson S (2012) Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector LondonLearning Matters
  • Ioda (2010) Diversity Fairness and Equality Information BookletIoda Limited
  • Spencer L (2005) Diversity PocketbookAlresford Management pocketbooks Ltd
  • White L & Weaver S (2007) Curriculum for Diversity Guide Leicester NIACE
websites
Websites

Advancing Equality and Diversity free online program - http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/page.aspx?o=328386

Disability Equality in Education – www.worldofinclusion.com/inclusion_education.htm

Equality Act (2010) - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland - http://www.equalityni.org/site/default.asp?secid=home

Equality and Diversity Forum - www.edf.org.uk

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Websites

Equality and Human Rights Commission - www.equalityhumanrights.com

Equality for Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals - www.stonewall.org.uk

Immigration Advisory Service - http://www.iasservices.org.uk/

Mental health - www.mind.org.uk

Workplace Bullying - www.workplacebullying.co.uk

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