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Diversity, Equality and Achievement in Education



February 2011 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Most classrooms contain children from a variety of backgrounds, where home culture, religious beliefs and the family's economic situation all impact on achievement. This needs to be recognised by teachers in order to establish fair, respectful, trusting and constructive relationships with children and their families, which will allow every child to reach their full potential.

This book looks at real issues that affect teachers in the classroom, and examines a variety of influences affecting child development. It provides you with the theoretical and practical information you need to ensure you understand the complex factors which affect the children in your care, and it encourages good, thoughtful teaching. Dealing with some of the less widely addressed aspects of diversity and inclusion, the book considers:

- children who are asylum seekers

- the notion of 'pupil voice'

- what diversity and equality mean in practice

- gender and achievement

- looked-after children

- social class

- disability

- ethnicity and whiteness

This book is essential reading for any education student looking at diversity and inclusion, and for teachers in role looking for advice on how to meet the professional standards.

Gianna Knowles
Introduction
Gianna Knowles
Diversity, Equality and Educational Achievement
Gianna Knowles
Identity
Gianna Knowles
Diverse Familes, Diverse Childhoods
Vini Lander
Ethnicity, Whiteness and Identity
Gianna Knowles
Class, Equality and Achievement
Vini Lander
Boys, Girls, Gender Issues and Achievement
Vini Lander
Coming from a Traveller Background: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children - Living on the Margins
Vini Lander
Refugee and Asylum Seeker Children
Gianna Knowles
Looked-after Children - Children in Care
Gianna Knowles
Enabling Equality and Achievement for Children with Disability

This book is a very helpful and thought provoking text that enables the reader to consider a wide range of influences that might affect a child’s development. It is invaluable for teachers who are reflecting on inclusive teaching.

Mrs Julie Wharton
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
September 26, 2014

It is an accessible introductory text on equity and education. It deals with a range of topics including disability, class, gender and refugees with plenty of illuminating case studies. The text will help students build foundational knowledge and understanding around the subject areas.

Dr Miyoung Oh
Department of Sport, Sheffield Hallam Univ.
September 9, 2014

I have just added this text to my reading list. The authors eloquently capture the essence of this important issue. They explain the importance of understanding equality and diversity as a moral obligation and not just legal. This will be a great help for all students studying 'Equal Opportunities' in early years, and for any practitioner working with children, their families and colleagues where various opinions, beliefs and stereotypes abound. this book encourages deep reflection and questioning of own self as well as challenging discrimination from others.

Miss Jo Button
Education , South Devon College
August 18, 2014

A clear book that is helpful to level 3 learners and beyond

Mrs Helen Hurst
Social Work Studies, Warrington Collegiate
November 28, 2013

This is an excellent text for education students and beginning teachers. The reader-friendly layout includes some useful case studies and pertinent questions for discussion. In addition to further reading, the end of each chapter also directs the reader to 'useful websites' for further information. There are helpful sections at the beginning of each chapter which outline what is to follow.

Mr Don Hall
Faculty of Education (London), University of Cumbria
November 21, 2013

This is an excellent book which covers a range of core units for Health & Social Care learners.

A topic which should be embedded in all teaching. Useful resources and case studies.

Mrs LYNN DUTTON
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, Warrington Collegiate
June 28, 2013

This is interesting but does not cover enough of the ground I anticipated fro the module in question

Professor Andrew Pilkington
Dept of Sociology, Northampton University
April 8, 2013

Excellent resource as a reference to both the Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2 and 3 courses. Current, factual and user friendly. A book that will engage the student and allow for reflective practice. Equality and Diversity is an essential area of all disciplines. This book meets the needs of those within education very well.

Mrs Penny Yates
Island Training, Isle of Wight College
March 26, 2013

Useful bok which looks at the many perspectives of diversity.It provides some interesting discussion points from the case studies supplied therin.

Mrs Adele Sewell
tEACHER TRAINING , Bishop Burton College
February 16, 2013

The book deals with key and contemporary issues on learner diversity and inclusive practice. It provides useful insights into the ways in which socio-cultural factors impact upon students' achievement and developmental trajectories. There are useful links with current education policy and practice for reflection and critical analysis.

Dr Anastasia Liasidou
Education , European University of Cyprus
February 14, 2013

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