It means supporting diversity by accepting and welcoming people’s differences, and promoting equality by ensuring equal opportunities for all. Most of all aspects of diversity. Having a sound awareness of and responding sensitively to an individual’s diverse needs supports them in developing a sense of belonging, well-being and confidence in their identity and abilities. And it helps them to achieve their potential and take their rightful place in society. 2.1 A description of the legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination.
Ernest Hemingway’s ‘A Clean, Well-Lighted Place’ expresses the internal desire of having a place where you can be yourself and belong. ‘A Hunger Artist’ by Franz Kafka delves into the idea that if you spend too much time trying to express how you define and understand yourself without truly knowing the correct definition, you can lead yourself to an even greater sense of not belonging. Through all these texts, audiences can see the importance of self acknowledgement in belonging. Paragraph 1 - Migrant Hostel: * When feelings of self-assurance and self-identity associated with belonging are taken away, feeling like you belong is difficult * “ Unaware of the season whose track we would follow” shows the confusion of being in a new place, and the lack of control and self direction * A HUNGER ARTIST: “Since it was not the hunger artist that was cheating, he was working honestly. It was the world cheating him of his reward” What he defines himself as prevents belonging as well as
Inclusive practice is about the attitudes,approaches and strategies taken to ensure that people are not excluded or isolated. It means supporting diversity by accepting and welcoming people’s differences, and promoting equality by ensuring equal opportunities for all. most of all aspects of diversity. Having a sound awareness of and responding sensitively to an individual’s diverse needs supports them in developing a sense of belonging, well-being and confi dence in their identity and abilities. And it helps them to achieve their potential and take their rightful place in society.
In order to help Jefferson "stand," Grant must first come to terms with his own inner demons, which threaten to make him an emotional cripple like his predecessor, Matthew Antoine. In short, the two men must support each other, for neither is able to stand alone. Unlike the conventional hero who thrives on total independence, Grant can be a "hero" only through his interaction with Jefferson, and vice versa. This approach to the novel focuses on the Afrocentric perspective in which the needs of the individual are sublimated to the needs of the community. Further, although Grant and Jefferson are not blood relatives, they are connected through their common experiences as black males.
Genevieve Clay’s Tropfest short video Be My Brother (2009) epitomises the notion that connection is moulded by cultural attitudes, as well as exemplifying belonging as ultimately being a choice through the social interaction and sheer will of the marginalised protagonist Richard. Through his social interaction, Richard creates a relationship that fosters understanding and acceptance, allowing him to effectively challenge his initial ostracism based on prejudicial criteria. Initially, Richard is rejected by Amanda which conveys the cultural bias as she views him as a misfit.The body language of Amanda depicts her unwillingness to converse with Richard as an outcome of the stereotypes associated with Richard’s condition. Her body movements are a metaphor that represent society turning on the idea of treating disabled people with equality. The wide shot at the bus shelter highlighting the distance between Amanda and Richard, further symbolises Richard’s distance and dejection from society.Consequently, Richard is tasked with the struggle of developing a relationship between himself and someone society views as being on the other side of the social spectrum.
An understanding and connection to the world and people surrounding individuals is vital in achieving a fulfilling sense of belonging. In the Simple Gift, Herrick is able to achieve notions of belonging through establishing relationships with others and place. This belonging is brought about in reaction to isolation from his original town of Wentworth through the inability to form relationships. This text is one example of the bildungsroman genre, such as it races Billy’s journey from adolescence, as personified by Wentworth, to adulthood, personified by Bendarat. In the “Red Tree” (RT) the composer Shaun Tan illuminates the fostering of belonging through personal growth by showing how the young girl subsists in the city and her home through the use of nature.
Brent Bishop, the protagonist of the novel Whirligig by Paul Fleischman, has a desire to have a strong presence in the world. Brent Bishop tries to find his place in the world by changing his appearance and personality. With Brent moving from town to town, his desire is, “to impress without risking being made fun of” (6). Brent really wants to fit in, but does not want to be embarrassed. By being careful about his attire, he feels insecure about his looks.
The plot of the story brings to the fore the concept of honesty (earnestness) in the society by exposing hypocrisy as well as factors of necessity. This is depicted to be necessitated by the requirement to be polite. For example, Algernon admits that for him to be seen as polite, he invents an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury. On the other hand, Jack also comes up with a non-existent brother called Earnest (Wilde, 2006). The aim of these gentlemen is to find an excuse for escaping their guardian responsibilities.
Equality and Inclusion. 1.1 Explain what is meant by: -Diversity. Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value peoples differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for everone. Diversity literally means difference. When it is used as a contrast or addition to equality, it is about recognising individual as well as group differences, treating people as individuals, and placing positive value on diversity in the community and in the workforce.