Its important children learn from the earliest age to value differences between people and to be tolerant of other values, beliefs, and views. Educators play a vital role in this and have a legal duty to promote equality within learning environments. Learn about legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity, and discrimination. Know how to work in an inclusive way and be respectful of other cultures.
- You will know the legislation and codes of practice relevant to equality, diversity, and discrimination in schools and educational settings.
- You will be able to identify and challenge discriminatory practice or comments at work
- You will know how to talk to children and young people about the effects of prejudice and discrimination
Advantages of this course
- Any discrimination against people with characteristics protected in the Equality Act 2010 is breaking the law. This course will outline the 9 protected characteristics and the history behind the Act.
- Discrimination in the setting damages the self-esteem of the children, young people, and staff concerned, and creates an unpleasant work environment for them. It undermines all that a good educational setting should stand for. The school or college must take steps to stop the discrimination immediately. This course will encourage you to familiarise yourself with the settings discrimination policy and take action if you come across discrimination in your day-to-day practice.
- You will explore a number of resources on how to promote equality and diversity in the classroom, preventing prejudice-based bullying, and the different ethnic groups in education, skills, and training
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
- There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge