Equality, Diversity and Inclusion DIVERSITY Diversity literally means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. Diversity therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age. By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued.
1.1. Explain what is meant by: • Diversity • Equality • Inclusion • Discrmination Diversity: Diversity literally means difference. Diversity is significantly related to the fact that though people are very similar to each other, but they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognizing and valuing those differences. Therefore it consists many factors which are visible or non-visible, which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age.
Homan’s (2007) definition portrays this more holistic approach to ‘individuals’, stating that ‘Cultural competence is the capacity to respond appropriately to the various cultural environments in which we may participate, enabling us to strengthen our relationships and accomplish our mutual purposes’, adding that ‘Cultural competence is both a value and an essential set of skills in our mobile, fluid society’. More recently, Ben-Ari & Strier (2010) concludes that all fluid concepts of cultural competence currently share two basic assumptions. Firstly that it is a “necessary and sufficient ‘condition’ for working effectively with differences and secondly; that it can be taught, learned, trained and attained”; and therefore presumably measured? Miller et al. (2010) talk of ‘Camphinha-Bacote’s Cultural Competence Model’ (2002) which states that there are five key constructs of cultural competence – ‘cultural desire, cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill and cultural encounters’.
What is diversity? What makes a person unique? And how does diversity reflect on my life? Understanding diversity in today’s world and what it means to me is, understanding others personality outside my own environment or what I have become a custom to. What is diversity?
Unit 3- Introduction to Equality and Inclusion. Diversity. Diversity means difference. Diversity recognises that though people do have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in their many ways. Such as Gender, Height, Religion, Skin colour, Hair colour, Intelligence, Sexual orientation, Age, Social class.
Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings SC2 Unit 10: 1.1 Diversity: The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It includes knowing how to relate to those qualities and conditions that are different from our own and outside the groups which we belong to, but are present in other individuals or groups. Examples of the different characteristics are: age; culture; disability (mental, learning, physical); economic background; education; ethnicity; gender identity; language spoken; marital/partner status; physical appearance; race; religious beliefs; sexual orientation. Diversity is a commitment to recognising and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in a way that promotes and celebrates both individual and collective achievement. By valuing the variety and individual differences we can create a culture, environment and practises that respect and celebrate these for the benefit of society, organisations and individual.
Diversity is the recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense. It is about creating a culture and practices that recognise, respect, value and embrace difference for the benefit of everyone. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are different things they need to be progressed together. Equality of opportunity will only exist when we recognise and value difference and work together for inclusion. It's vitally important from a learning and role modeling point of view that adults who come into contact with children and young people in any setting are seen to value difference.
SHC33 – Promote Equality and Inclusion on Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young people’s Settings Explain what is meant by: Diversity Diversity is the valuing of our individual differences and talents, creating a culture where everyone can participate, thrive and contribute. There are so many ways in which people differ from each other ssuch as: Appearance, Ability, Gender, Race, Culture, Talent, Age and Beliefs. Equality Equality is a legal framework to protect against discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people with 'protected characteristics. It is very important that everybody is treated equal and the same. Inclusion Inclusion, this is the total opposite of discrimination and I think it means to be fully included, to make people feel valued and respected irrespective of ethnicity, gender, disability, medical or other need, culture, age, religion and sexual orientation.
Teams comprised of mixed ethnicities, backgrounds and gender are likely to be more creative than single cultural teams (Caron, 2007). Clients prefer to be served by a company workforce with whom they can identify so customers will also benefit from the training (Caron, 2007). Training employees to be cross-cultural competent will facilitate positive customer relations. Cross-cultural training focuses on helping people learn to manage themselves in other countries or as a minority in majority cultural group. It focuses on multicultural differences and educating people to understand cultural differences (DTUI, 2004).
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity Unit 1: Exploring Equality and Diversity ------------------------------------------------- Name: 1. What is meant by diversity? Diversity is a recognition and understanding that each individual is unique whilst also recognising individual differences. These differences can be based around race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. Diversity is an exploration of these differences in a manner that is considered safe, positive and nurturing.