It is therefore important that you examine your own attitudes and values to consider how these may impact on the way you work with children and young people. Children listen intently to others around them, both adults and other children and soak up all information given to them. The school must make sure that the children are surrounded with positive messages about their peers and their own importance in society. All children are individuals and have individual rights; however they are not the same. It is the policy, currently, to include all children in mainstream education so long as the curriculum can be adapted to suit an individual pupils needs.
A critical evaluation of an aspect of the inclusive practices, evidenced in the case study (which will be provided), with specific reference to your own practice during school placement and your wider reading? Our understanding of diversity is broad – it encompasses gender, race, age, disability, cultural background and so much more. Inclusive practice is understood to be attitudes, approaches and strategies taken to ensure that students are not excluded or isolated from the learning environment because of any of these characteristics. As a teacher, my role is to ensure that all students feel welcome, accepted, safe, listened to, valued and feel confident that they can participate in all activities. Every child should be given every opportunity
Karen Hill Unit 3 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with children and young people 1. Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people 1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity At The Meadows Community Primary School there are a range of policies which set out guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality. These must take into account the rights of all individuals and groups within the school. Policies must also pay regard to the values and practice which are apart of all aspects of school life. It is important for myself to understand relevant legislation and it’s purpose, as this will help me in my role as a teaching assistant and make me aware of my responsibilities.
Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Race Relations (amendment) Act 2000 Children’s Act 1989 Children’s Act 2004 Government strategy for SEN 2004 Code of practice to promote race equality 2002 Every Child Matters 2005 School Policies, safe guarding G&T, SEN diversity, bullying. 1.2 Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participate and equality access. All children have the right to a varied and balanced education. This also must be supported by a high quality of teaching and learning experiences.
Learning these six student outcome will guarantee you success in life and school if perform them correctly; its important to Integrate technology into all fields of knowledge and expression, Demonstrate competency in critical thinking, Respect and work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities, Demonstrate the behaviors of ethical and socially responsible citizens, and last one is Demonstrate personal wellness. Learning the SLO will usually will make learning more effective and helpful. Critical thinking is very interesting topic to talk about or discuss, ironically it require critical thinking. The better your critical thinking is; the better you will notice an issues and investigate before acting upon it, it’s better to observer and
Inclusion and inclusive education are quite broad in definition, however with the support of this unit my professional understanding of inclusion has been formed by research and practices such as all student engagement, asking the question how? we can provide for diverse needs (Spandagou, Lecture 2), also Standard 1 of the Disability Education Standards (2005) identifies the need to know our students and how they learn, thus the need for personalised learning plans. The IPAA is an incredible framework, a reflective tool to assist teachers in achieving an inclusive approach to education, teaching and learning which helps to achieve standards 5 & 6 in the Disability Standards for Education (Florian, 2014, p.293). I agree with Foreman (2008) in his argument for inclusion as a concept which extends beyond the immediate environment and education to society itself. It is not ignorable the fact of discrimination and unsettlement of people around others with disability and lack of education about various disabilities and additional needs is concerning.
There are so many intricacies involved in the process; nevertheless, people are the most important element in creating justice for all, regardless of social status, color of skin, English language barriers, and cultural background (Theoharis, 2009). My major focus as a SJL is to empower and cultivate in my DACC colleagues in the advising center a passion for our students. A deep understanding of our students needs is essential in order to cooperate, and work together with a heartfelt passion to build a strong community college that practices equity and accessibility. By building strong relationships with our students and their families we can create a climate of belonging. This framework was provided in chapter I by Theoharis (2009), and is essential in sifting out bad practices, attitudes, established rules and guidelines, racism, and discrimination.
* Barriers are recognised and staff has an understanding of individuals and groups that have any difficulties so they can find the best way to help them. * When children need extra support they still get taught alongside their peers so as not to make them feel segregated. * There are clear policies that are reviewed on a regular basis and all staff will receive regular training on inclusion, diversity and equality. * All staff should be open minded and non-judgemental * All children and young people should be given the same opportunities 3.3 Describe how inclusion works in own sector of the children’s
Other essential aspects to be considered include the following: Showing respect and taking the time to listen, making sure of clarity on key points, showing consideration for others and remembering personal issues, finally being effective in your communication and retaining a good sense of humour. Providing these strategies are followed it should ensure that the relationships that are developed in school are positive for all parties involved. It is vital that the ways in which we can develop this is given great thought as positive relationships are not something which should be left to chance. Different social, professional and cultural contexts might affect relationships and the way in which people communicate with one another. Adaptation in different situations to combat this is necessary, for example, in a meeting more formal language and clothing would be appropriate.
Emotionally could start believing in what they are being told and be emotionally harmed. 1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity. Our care home is committed to anti- discriminatory practice to promote equality opportunity and valuing diversity for all residents and families. To provide a secure and accessible environment in which all residents’ contributions are considered and valued. To include and value the contribution of all to our understanding of equality and diversity.