Equality ‘n’ Diversity Definitions. Equality Ensuring that everyone has an equal chance to participate Diversity Ensuring that everyone can be.
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Equality and Diversity
Equality n DiversityDefinitions DefinitionsEqualityEnsuring that everyone has an equal chance to participate
DiversityEnsuring that everyone can be fully present as themselvesEqualities Act 2010Strengthened, harmonised and replaced existing lawsForms of DiscriminationDirect DiscriminationIndirect DiscriminationDiscrimination based on associationDiscrimination based on perceptionProtected CharacteristicsWhats Missing for you?Whats Missing for you?Missing for me is:ClassRegional Identity
Whats Missing for you?Missing for me is:ClassRegional Identity
What other identities do you have?Diversity1. Present IdentitiesEnabling everyone (including you) to be fully present as themselves
also known as differentiation
2. Absent IdentitiesEnsuring perspectives from those who are not there
DifferentiationYou cant do differentiation to someone.
They need to be present too.
The Outcome If you get differentiation right, you are halfway to embedding diversity in your teachingAbsent IdentitiesIts not OK toTalk only about mums on a parenting course because there are no dads present.Hold the session up three flights of stairs because no-one in a wheelchair has ever applied.Not challenge racist language because everyone in the room is white.Evidencing Equality and DiversityDiversity (teacher)Differentiation strategy (present identities)Different perspectives (absent identities)
Equality (organisation)Holistic recruitment and selectionInclusive learning strategyTeacher InterventionsBeing Present as YOUIndividual AttentionAppreciative, developmental feedbackA really good Individual Learning Plan (ILP)Additional Learning Support, as appropriateFocus on self-responsibility skills (eg reflexion)
Absent IdentitiesStories, anecdotesVideos, images
A step too far?and finallyCalling someone by their name is a powerful act of humanity.
DO ITThe Diversity ProcessWhich are the groups with whom you identify and about whom society makes assumptions that can limit that groups influence and self-esteem?
The Diversity ProcessWhich is the group identity that, for whatever reason, most stands out for you today?
The Diversity ProcessWhat does the world assume about that group, that can limit the groups influence and self-esteem?And what else?The Diversity ProcessOf those assumptions, which one do you think is most limiting? The Diversity ProcessDo you think that assumption is, in fact, inherently true of the group? What are your reasons for thinking so? The Diversity ProcessWhat would be your words for a liberating, true alternative assumption about that group?
The Incisive QuestionIf you knew that [insert liberating true alternative assumption] what would change for you?And what else?The Incisive QuestionIf you knew that [insert liberating true alternative assumption] what would change for the world?
And what else?RecordingPlease write down the Incisive Question.
Is there anything more you want to write?AppreciationPlease take a moment to appreciate one another.
Succinctly and genuinely.