Diversity Scenarios

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Valuing diversity is a national curriculum requirement (DfEE, 1999) and is enshrined in Every Child Matters (2003) policy matters. It is further supported by the government's personalised agenda (DfES, 2005) and Ofsted's (2005) expectation that the inclusion of equality issues is seen as ‘a normal part of effective teaching and learning'.

 

However, student teachers/trainees experiences suggest that this is often difficult to achieve in practice. As a response to this identified need, Multiverse has commissioned a series of twelve scenarios that typify a range of issues that student teachers/trainees have experienced as particular challenges during their training.

 

The scenarios are divided into three key elements:

 

  1. Addressing the issue raised in the scenario
    Examines the underlying concerns and provides useful suggestions as to how to respond.

  2. Finding out about rights and responsibilities
    Provides an understanding of the legal/statutory guidelines related to the issues highlighted in the scenario.

  3. Using relevant Multiverse resources
    Outlines a range of Multiverse resources relevant to tackling the issues raised in the scenario.

 

Scenarios

1

Is it right to ignore racist insults?

2

How do you challenge Islamophobia?

3

How do you address community cohesion in an all white school?

4

Issues of religious diversity and identity.

5

Using resources to challenge homophobia.

6

Enhancing the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.

7

Addressing behaviour management and diversity.

8

How can I integrate Gypsy Traveller pupils in the school?

9

Challenging stereotypes about Gypsy Traveller pupils.

10

What resources are available to address QTS diversity standards?

11

How do I meet the language needs of new arrivals?

12

Starting teaching practice in a school with high numbers of pupils with EAL.

 

 

All twelve scenarios can be downloaded by clicking on the Diversity Scenarios Pack attachment below.

 

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Type of Resource

Teaching and learning materials

Article Id :

15683

Date Posted:

21/10/2009