All practitioners must provide an inclusive environment that promote diversity. Inclusive practice is important in early years setting for all children whether, disabilities or learning difficulties have the right to have meet their needs met, also the EYFS frame work makes it clear to ensure that diversity of individuals is valued and respected and no child or family is discriminated again of ethnicity, culture, or religion, home language, background, learning difficulties, or disabilities also practitioners ensure that every child is unique who is learning and is capable, confidant and self-assured, children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships and also children learn and develop in safe environment. The roles
Diversity is a variety of ways in which people differ and the various means in which people live their lives as individuals, in addition to living amongst a wider community (Mhathúna & Taylor, 2012). Equality is about treating people in a manner whereby the outcome for each person can be similar. Equality is closely linked to diversity, by recognising, accepting and respecting it. Inclusion provides support to all children so that their experience in an educational setting encourages them to be as involved and independent as possible (Mhathúna & Taylor, 2012). Both parents and providers can support inclusion by being enthusiastic in their practices and ensuring that barriers to full participation are checked.
All children have right to equality and to have equal opportunities to learn and develop. Children need to feel valued and to be protected from discrimination. I believe it is very important to raise awareness in children at a very early age and childcare providers have a huge role in forbidding discrimination in a setting in case it may occur as children as young as three may already have a bias and prejudgments. An ECCE educator can always act as a role model and has to always show anti-discriminatory behavior and can encourage her class to develop a positive attitude to the differences, such as gender, ethnicity1, culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, age, ability, disability and social circumstances. When a child care practitioner values anti-discriminatory practice, she also will support the children to achieve: -Better self-esteem -Better confidence to start something new, unknown -Affirming individual and group identities -Strengthens the child’s connection to his family and background -Cater for different traditions,
Anti discriminatory practice is any practice meant to counter discrimination based on race, class, gender,disability, etc and promote equality by introducing anti discrimination policies in care settings. As much as we’d like to think that discrimination within care settings did not exist, sadly it does and it’s an issue that affects many individuals each day. The government recognise that it is important to ensure that there are laws in place in order to ensure that people get the right treatment. The Equality Act 2010’ states that all individuals must be treated fairly and equally.This law is there to ensure that people are given care which meets their needs and is in their best interests. Professionals must ensure that they are giving people access to the services that they need and require, providing advice and
- Document the incident, explaining in detail what happened and how the incident was resolved. - If the incident reoccurs, talk to the supervisor to investigate why the offending child is behaving that way towards other children. Culturally safe environment - “An environment, which is safe for people; where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience, of learning together with dignity, and truly listening” (Ramsden, 1992) - POLICY NUMBER 13 SITE BEHAVIOUR CODE o Everybody has the right to feel safe all the time, this includes families, children and staff o Children and families experience varying family contexts and situations and this should be acknowledge, understood and celebrated when appropriate - At this centre we respect everybody’s culture, experiences and their identity - Every person (children, families and educators) is treated with
When designing a curriculum or interacting, this sensitive issue needs to be considered carefully as to not offend or exclude a child or family of Indigenous background. It is important to provide a child care environment which is free from bias and prejudice in which children learn the principles of fairness and respect for the uniqueness of each person. Educators must value differences in backgrounds, culture and abilities by actively seeking information from children, families and the community, about their cultural traditions, customs and beliefs, use resources that reflect the diversity. Educators are a role model and treat all children equally and encourage them to treat each other with respect and
Family members can discuss about the development of the children and find out the best ways to meet the needs of the children because family members know their child’s personality, temperament and behaviours very well and the staffs in school can also get to know a child well through their daily experiences and can share their professional opinion on the child’s development and compare it to the developmental milestone. According to Ms. Carl, teacher and Action Team chair at Southbend Middle School, partnerships are important because each students have so many needs, it is impossible to take the student in isolation. Therefore, she needs to connect with the whole family whenever she does home visits and see their homes, or take the kids out on trips on the weekends . The students need the whole village. They need to have the whole village working with them.
It is vital to encourage all members of the team to change their current perspectives in order to move towards a more effective mode of operation (Kaminski, 2011). Empower the palliative care team through education. “Organizational members need to feel worthy and psychologically safe, that is, to have no fear of retribution or punishment for embracing the change” (Burke, 2011). In-service training will be provided to all members of the palliative care team. First, reinforcement of thorough assessment skills is mandatory.
It is a place where a student can go learn, live and thrive as a human being without stress of the outside world, specifically the challenges of their personal life. The school should help as much as possible in accommodating all students. Schools are meant to be culturally competent places where people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds should feel welcomed and come together to create an accepting and loving community. I have experienced this at Shaw, and I am forever
10, 2013). The philosophy and the mission of an inclusive school provide a strong foundation and confidence for practitioners to go further in advocating for every child’s right. Providing equal opportunity does not mean treating everyone the same, but rather giving every child the right to a broad and balanced curriculum with high expectation of their success. Inclusive practice involves the whole teaching community coming together to agree, identify and understand the barriers that exist so that planning for inclusion and intervention strategies can be put into place. Aside from building positive relationships with and for children, Connolly et al.