An Explanation of What Is Meant by Diversity, Equality and Inclusion * a Description of the Potential Effects of Discrimination

An explaination of what is meant by Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.

The dictionary definition of diversity is; having or being composed of different elements: variety. a range of different things*. Within a childcare setting we take it to mean that each and every individual is unique, and recognise our individual differences. These can include but not exhaustive: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

The dictionary definition of equality is; The condition of being equal in number or amount; the state of being equal especially in status, rights or opportunities*. The basis of equality means equal rights for all people regardless of factors which they may have that are different.

The dictionary definition of inclusion is; the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure "the inclusion of handicapped students". ; A person or thing that is included within a larger group or structure.*  
Educational inclusion is about providing equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their ability, age, gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, impairment, status, sexuality, or social or economic background. What matters are the provisions made for succeeding.OfSTED now uses the phrase "educational inclusion" to cover all the following
- Girls and boys, men and women
- Black and minority ethnic and faith groups
- Travellers
- Asylum Seekers and Refugees
- Learners with "special educational needs"
- "Gifted and talented" learners
- Children “looked after” by the local authority
- Sick children
- Young careers
- Children from families under stress
- Learners at risk of disaffection and exclusion

*All definitions taken from

A drescription of the potential effects of discrimination.

Discrimination is based on prejudice...