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Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Second Edition

January 2013 | 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

Excellent book and insightful for my students.

Mr Rohit Sagoo
Health & Social Care (Cambridge), Anglia Ruskin University
October 31, 2019

This book is in constant use by the tutors and learners alike for research and teaching resource. Essential book to have in library of resources.

Mrs Patricia Ann Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
November 4, 2016

Gives undergraduate students a clear and unambiguous introduction to the issue of equality and diversity. Also recommended as supplemental reading to medical students undertaking a special module on disability awareness

Dr George Hogg
School of Medicine, Dundee University
January 22, 2016

An excellent book by Ann Gravells to support Equality and Diversity in all areas of teaching, learning and coaching. Easy read for both teacher and learner. This book contains essential information and guidance for research and completion of assignments. A book received warmly by the course.

Mrs Patricia Ann Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
September 22, 2015

An amazing book very beneficial for students who study CCTLS ,DTLLS and PGCE. I found that it Ann Gravells explains very well issues of equality and diversity in the lifelong learning sector and how to embed them within teaching.


Mrs Samara Farook
Training, Meridian Centre
May 7, 2015

Once again Ann Gravells has produced a current and essential textbook for those engaged in teacher training or aiming to improve their application of and promotion of equality and Diversity within their practice. Really accessible, clear legislation links and examples, excellent!

Miss Catherine Farnon
Faculty of Community Studies, Highlands College
May 2, 2015

An easy to read book on principles and concept of
equality. Informative book.

Mrs Yasmin Dar
Economic Development , Positive Echo Ltd
April 21, 2015

Very helpful, easy to understand and highly informative.

Mrs Rozeena Rahman
Children centre, Midland Rd Children Centre
March 5, 2015

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

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