Discuss Issues of Equality and Diversity and Ways to Promote Inclusion with Your Learners.

Discuss issues of equality and diversity and ways to promote inclusion with your learners.

Equality and diversity play a central role within any societies, organisations or sectors, it is not only a legal right or responsibility, but it is a question of removing all possible barriers [Reece&Walker, 2003]. This responsibility begins with the teacher, as he/she is in control of the learning environment. As a result, it is important that the teacher and the learners convey respect and understanding for one another as this provides a positive learning environment as well as developing a cohesive group.   There are numerous ways in which inclusion can be demonstrated and embedded within the learning.
This assignment will briefly discuss one effective method, as explained earlier the role of a teacher is to promote this inclusion within the classroom environment, it could be argued that the group and each individual within the classroom are also all responsible in the promotion of inclusion and equal opportunity. However in a role of a teacher these inclusions can be promoted through appropriate group activities. One of which is to draw up a course contract on forms of what acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and humour. Furthermore, this activity can be used to demonstrate what the group expects from their teacher[s] and what the teacher[s] expect from the group.  
It is therefore crucial to remove any barriers within the education sector to access ambition and achievement for all regardless of age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, marital status, health, perceived ability etc. As a result it is paramount that the role of teacher actively promotes equal opportunities in these areas [Armitage et al, 2003].
Hackett, P, 2003 as sited by Reece, I & Walker, S [2003] A Practical Guide to Teaching, Training and Learning Sunderland: BEP           [Fifth Edition]
Armitage, A et al [2003] Teaching and Training in Post-Compulsory Education...