Certificate in Equality and Diversity Unit 1: Exploring Equality and Diversity Assessment You should use this file to complete your Assessment. The first thing you need to do is save a copy of this document, either onto your computer or a disk Then work through your Assessment, remembering to save your work regularly When you’ve finished, print out a copy to keep for reference Then, go to www. vision2learn. com and send your completed Assessment to your tutor via your My Study area – make sure it is clearly marked with your name, the course title and the Unit and Assessment number. Name: Tracey-Jane Jones
What is meant by diversity? Diversity means difference and variety. These differences can be in race, gender, ethnic groups, culture, customs, religion and belief systems, age, physical appearance, mental capabilities, financial status and class amongst a few. Each person is unique and have certain qualities that makes them different from others but they also have some that are similar to others. A diverse community is a positive thing and means that everyones differences should be respected and valued because nobody is completely the same as anyone else, even within the catagories above. People tend to reject what is different.
We should value differences in order to work together and due to the wide variety of differences between people we end up with many diverse individuals and groups. Sometimes our diversities can lead to growth as a society however sometimes it can lead to violence and hatred. 2. Describe the community you live in. Highlight some of the variations you may observe in terms of: Interests Beliefs Ages Lifestyles Personal, social and cultural identities. The community in which I live in is extremely diverse. There are many different cultures in our local school which my children attend; ranging from Muslim, Hindu and Church of England.
Importance of supporting the rights of children and young people to participation and equality of access Every pupil has a right to a curriculum that is broad, balanced and supported by high quality teaching. It is important to raise individual and group achievements, participation and the development of a good sense of identity. Schools have a duty that all pupils have access to curriculum ...
Although this is a Faith school there are also many people that are non-faith or non belief people. Some of the families parents have originated from another country and moved to this country whilst they were very young or may have moved just before the children have been born. I have many friends who have the same interests as me. We are very lucky in our community because there are quite a few activities that are available for younger people and children such as Dancing Schools, Bike and Skate Parks, Sports Halls / Gyms, Swimming Pools, Climbing Walls, Tennis Courts, Woodland Areas and Country Parks.
The road in which I live consists of mainly elderly people; we are one of only two family’s with children. I live close to a University which means that there are lots of students who come from different countries all around the world and there are many different cultural backgrounds. 3. Explain how the variations in question 2 contribute to the diversity of the community.
The fact that the children go to school with other children with different faiths is a positive aspect of their education because it means that they learn to accept the fact that there are people who have their own beliefs and just because it may not be the same belief as them it doesnt mean that they should be treated any differently by other people and therefore the relationships that the children build up as a result will be varied. My children also get a wider view of the different cultures of the world and experience the variations between different cultures.
It is ironic how two groups of people separated by 70 years, or more, can be so alike. As people age, they often take on the characteristics of dependent children. Their ability to care for themselves diminishes dramatically to the point that they resemble the helpless babies they once were. The most obvious similarity between old people and babies is that they need the care and intervention of ...
The various different activities in the local area means that there is a wide range of opportunity for people to do different activities and it also means that people of all ages can interact together forming a wide range of friendships. 4. Give some examples to explain how diversity: Enhances your life Enhances the local community Enhances this country. Diversity enhances the world in which we live because it means that there is a variety of different things available to society as a whole, for example food, music, dance etc…
In order for us to build a humane society we need to accept the diversities and incorporate them in our lives. Diversity enhances the local community because if children grow up in a community where they is a wide range of diverse cultures and beliefs they grow up to understand that there are many different types of people in the world, some who share their beliefs and some who do not, it also means that they will have a better understanding and learn to be more accepting for people who do not share their same interests and beliefs and will be more likely to have empathy for people who are different to themselves.
It is important to have diversity in the country because people from different backgrounds and upbringings will have varying different ideas and work ethics depending on their backgrounds. Diversity can affect the way that people perceive not only themselves but also how they percieve other people and this can enhance they way in which they work together and the way they interact with each other. 5.
Describe what it means to respect people’s differences and why it is important to respect differences. To respect people’s differences means that you accept and appreciate the fact that not everyone is the same and that just because they may have different interests and beliefs to you, you do not have to agree with what is different from you. In general people are usually more accepting of people that they have the same or similar qualities as because they have something in common with each other.
It is important to accept that some peoples differences and values are not the same as your own and so long as a difference isn’t causing a person to behave badly or illegally then they have the right to be different. By recognising that people have this right to be different and by respecting their differences means that people can live a more harmonious life because they are more tolerant towards each other. 6.
The term “Diversity” is a dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. (Bacher, 200) The word itself has become more frequently used in recent years as the world is beginning to encompass people with many differences. Diversity covers a range of characteristics and deals with how we accept and deal with how we accept or respect those characteristic. Bucher , ...
For a person you know, describe the individual factors that make him / her who they are. Name: Debbie |Defining factors |Brief description | |Physical characteristics |Debbie is always very smartly dressed in her early forties. | | |She is attractive and slim although not particularly tall.