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Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Second Edition

April 2012 | 200 pages | Learning Matters
This is a valuable guide for new/existing teachers or those taking the unit as part of a qualification. Examples, activities and checklists within the book help you to link theory to practice. The book could also be used when providing in-service professional development to staff.
It is a comprehensive text, covering:
*the Equality Act 2010; advancing equality and valuing diversity;
*demonstrating appropriate behaviour;
*helping and supporting others;
*reviewing your own contribution to equality and diversity;
*relevant legislation.
Please note: the qualification unit content contained in the appendices has since changed, and some legislation mentioned in the book has been updated.
The Structure of the Book and How to Use it

Qualifications and Credit Framework

Lifelong Learning and Professional Teaching Standards

Key Features of a Culture Which Advances Equality and Values Diversity
Meanings and Benefits of Equality and Diversity

The Equality Act 2010

Promoting a Positive Culture

Advancing Equality and Valuing Diversity
Applying the Principles of Equality and Diversity

Advancing Equality

Benefits of Diversity

Demonstrating Appropriate Behaviour
Demonstrating Good Practice

Apdating Learning Situations and Resources

Developing Strategies for Dealing with Discrimination

Helping and Supporting Others
Identifying Inequality

Identifying Barriers to Inclusion

Supporting Equality and Diversity

Reviewing Your Contribution
Interacting With Others

Sources of Information and External Agencies

Evaluating Your Own Practice

Relevant Legislation
Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act (2009)

Children Act (2004)

Data Protection Act (2003)

Equality Act (2010)

Freedom of Information Act (2000)

Human Rights Act (1998)

Protection From Harassment Act (1997)

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974)

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)

Work and Families Act (2006)

Appendix 1 Equality and Diversity Unit Level 3
Appendix 2 Equality and Diversity Unit Level 4
Appendix 3 Abbreviations and Acronyms
Appendix 4 Glossary of Terms
Appendix 5 Checklist for Advancing Equality and Diversity

This text would be of interest to Education Studies students with an interest in life long learning who are keen to explore equality and diversity.

A range of approaches are successfully employed to increase reader engagement and encourage further understanding. The use of examples, activities, summaries and suggestions of further readings for example, support the process of independent learning while providing a useful starting point and overview of key themes and ideas.

Mr Jonathan Reid
School of Education, Oxford Brookes University
March 3, 2015

Advised learners to refer to this easy to read textbook to grasp the concept and importance of embedding and promoting E&D within the LLS.

Mrs Cheryl Cameron
Academic and Professional Services, South Tyneside College
March 2, 2015

A highly informative read with great depth of information on Equality and Diversity.

Mrs Nahid Shah
Education, Meridian Centre
February 23, 2015

Very well written and laid out book. Easy to follow for my students. Very helpful and relevant examples- recommend as a study aid and could help tutors plan activities for understanding

Miss Julia Chiari
Employability, Work Ready People- Hit
August 1, 2014

a very essential read for anyone dealing with all groups and sectors.clear advice again from Ann Gravells

Miss Deborah Young
Work Ready People, hit
July 24, 2014

This book is beneficial for students studying for CTLLS, DTLLS and PGCE courses. It explains very well issues of equality and diversity in the lifelong learning sector and how to embed them within teaching practice.

Ms Julie Tilstone
Education, Douglas Macmillan Hospice
July 9, 2014

A thought provoking text that offers practical exercises in examining Equality and Diversity aspects.

Miss Kate Mc Auliffe
Childcare, Cork College of Commerce
June 24, 2014

This book is a must have as it helps you with the unit you have to complete towards your teaching training qualification. Reader friendly.

Miss Kerry Simm
Adult Team Apprentices, Harlow College
May 2, 2014

This book is recommended if you are going to teach a module/unit in equality and diversity.

This book is easy to read and easy to use

This book has helped to deliver my lesson

Miss Yeeman Lam
Childcare Department, Bishop Burton College
March 11, 2014

A straight forward book which helps in the planning of embedding equality and diversity in lessons.

Mrs Marcia Dewar
Sch of Education & Prof Development, Huddersfield University
February 26, 2014