Presentation on theme: "OFFICE OF EQUITY & ACCESS"— Presentation transcript:
1OFFICE OF EQUITY & ACCESS ROLES OF THE EQUITY OFFICER/COORDINATOR
2Florida Department of Education Mission Seamless System - A coordinated, seamless system for kindergarten through graduate school educationStudent Centered - A system that is student-centered in every facetAccess - A system that maximizes education access and provides the opportunity for a high-quality education for all FloridiansEquity and Academic Excellence - A system that safeguards equity and supports academic excellenceFlexibility - A system that provides for local operational flexibility while promoting accountability for student achievement and improvement
3The K-20 Pipeline: Kindergarten Through Graduate Education
4How do you define diversity? Cultural DiversityHow do you define diversity?
5Primary & Secondary Dimensions of Diversity Primary dimensions are aspects of ourselves that we cannot change. They are things people know about us before we even open our mouths, because they are physically visible (except sexual orientation). When people feel they are being stereotyped based on primary dimension, they can be very sensitive about it.Secondary dimensions are elements we have some power to change. People are less sensitive about secondary dimensions. We also have the choice of whether to disclose this information or not; we can conceal these characteristics.
6Primary & Secondary Dimensions of Diversity Work BackgroundGeographic LocationIncomeSexual OrientationRaceEthnicityParental StatusMarital StatusGenderAgePhysical QualitiesMilitary ExperienceEducationReligious BeliefsLoden and Rosener
8PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureThe ability to be open to learning about and accepting of different cultural groups.Cultural Sensitivity
9PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureA belief that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.Racism
10PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureA generalization of characteristics that is applied to all members of a cultural group.Stereotype
11Internalized oppression PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureA subconscious belief in negative stereotypes about one’s group that results in an attempt to fulfill those stereotypes and a projection of those stereotypes onto other members of that group.Internalized oppression
12PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureTo make a difference in treatment on a basis other than individual character.Discrimination
13PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureAn attitude, opinion, or feeling formed without adequate prior knowledge, thought, or reason.Prejudice
14PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureThe belief in the inherent superiority of one sex (gender) over the other and thereby the right to dominance.Sexism
15PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureA body of learned beliefs, traditions, principles, and guides for behavior that are shared among members of a particular group.Culture
16PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureAs a biological concept, it defines groups of people based on a set of genetically transmitted characteristics.race
17PrejudiceEthnocentrismStereotypeSexismMulticulturalismCultural SensitivityEthnicityRacismRaceInternalized OppressionDiscriminationHeterosexismCultureSharing a strong sense of identity with a particular religious, racial, or national group.Ethnicity
19ROLES OF THE EQUITY OFFICER Monitor/AuditorTrainerTroubleshooterPolicy DeveloperTechnical AssistanceStatisticianPoliceMediatorPartnerEnemyAdministratorManagement ProtectorInvestigatorOther…..
20How do we define diversity/inclusion? 10 QuestionsHow do we define diversity/inclusion?Who gets the most benefit from our institutions?How successful are our students?What multicultural education are students receiving?What does it feel like to be a student here?Who are our faculty leaders?What are our relationships with our communities?Who is thinking about these issues?What do we want to change, and how will we know that we have changed it?Robert Shireman