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1 Promoting Equality and Valuing Diversity The full version will not contain watermarks ANN GRAVELLS LTD

2 This presentation will cover: What is equality? The 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 Reading list Website list ANN GRAVELLS LTD

3 What is equality? Define equality ANN GRAVELLS LTD

4 What is equality? Missing text ANN GRAVELLS LTD

5 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 ANN GRAVELLS LTD

6 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 ANN GRAVELLS LTD

7 The Act provides rights for people not to be directly discriminated against or harassed because…. missing text ANN GRAVELLS LTD

8 The Act identified nine protected characteristics A protected characteristic refers to aspects of a person’s identity which are explicitly protected from discrimination Protected Characteristics ANN GRAVELLS LTD

9 The protected characteristics are: missing bullet points ANN GRAVELLS LTD

10 Types of discrimination Under the Equality Act (2010), there are different types of discrimination: direct discrimination, including association and perception discrimination indirect discrimination harassment victimisation discrimination arising from a disability failure to make reasonable adjustments ANN GRAVELLS LTD

11 What is diversity? Define diversity ANN GRAVELLS LTD

12 What is diversity? Missing text ANN GRAVELLS LTD

13 Valuing equality and advancing diversity You should be positive and pro-active where equality and diversity are concerned You may have to challenge your own attitudes, values and beliefs As a professional, you are first and foremost a teacher, and your personal opinions must not interfere with the teaching and learning process ANN GRAVELLS LTD

14 Ways to promote equality and value diversity Missing text ANN GRAVELLS LTD

15 Ways to promote equality and value diversity What are some other ways in which can you promote equality and value diversity with your learners? ANN GRAVELLS LTD

16 Missing bullet points ANN GRAVELLS LTD

17 Create resources in accessible fonts (most could be available in electronic format for easy access and adaptation) If printing handouts, use pastel coloured paper for everyone - this helps a learner with dyslexia and includes them the same as part of the rest of the group. If using pictures, ensure they represent all aspects of society Use a range of teaching styles to reach all learning styles Face your learners when speaking to them ANN GRAVELLS LTD

18 missing bullet points ANN GRAVELLS LTD

19 Know about your organisation’s policies and procedures for dealing with your learners’ complaints. This should have been shared with learners during induction The policy should explain: –a definition of unacceptable behaviour –how learners can report bullying, harassment or any other forms of unacceptable behaviour –how you and the organisation will deal with unacceptable behaviour ANN GRAVELLS LTD

20 Treat any complaints seriously, regardless of who brings them and investigate the complaint thoroughly Deal quickly and firmly with anyone who acts inappropriately Deal with matters informally and internally if possible. The solution may be as simple as pointing out to a learner the effect that their behaviour has on others and asking them to stop Mix learners during group activities so that everyone has the opportunity to work with others ANN GRAVELLS LTD

21 Summary quiz 1.Give a definition of equality. 2.When was the Equality Act passed? 3.Three missing questions ANN GRAVELLS LTD

22 Reading list 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 Gravells A (2014) The Award in Education and Training (Revised) London Learning Matters SAGE Gravells A (2013) Passing Assessments for the Award in Education and Training London Learning Matters SAGE Home Office (2010) Equality Strategy - Building a Fairer Britain ANN GRAVELLS LTD

23 Reading list Gravells A & Simpson S (2012) Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector London Learning Matters SAGE Gravells A & Simpson S (2014) The Certificate in Education and Training London Learning Matters SAGE Gravells A & Simpson S (2014) Passing Assessments for the Certificate in Education and Training London Learning Matters SAGE Ioda (2010) Diversity Fairness and Equality Information Booklet Ioda Limited Spencer L (2005) Diversity Pocketbook Alresford Management pocketbooks Ltd White L & Weaver S (2007) Curriculum for Diversity Guide Leicester NIACE ANN GRAVELLS LTD

24 Website list Advancing Equality and Diversity free online program Disability Equality in Education – Equality Act (2010) - Equality Commission for Northern Ireland - Equality and Diversity Forum -

25 Website list Inclusion, Equality, Diversity & Differentiation - &type=webfolio&pageoid= &type=webfolio&pageoid= Equality and Human Rights Commission - Equality for Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals - Immigration Advisory Service - Mental health - Workplace Bullying - ANN GRAVELLS LTD

26 This presentation has covered: What is equality? The 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 Reading list Website list ANN GRAVELLS LTD


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