Equality and Diversity in Further Education

By (author) Sheine Peart Edited by Susan Wallace

Ebook (VitalSource) - £18.99

Publication date:

30 May 2014

Length of book:

160 pages


Critical Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781909330993

Further Education is the most diverse of all the education sectors. Managing diversity and promoting equality, a legislative requirement of the 2010 Equalities Act, brings significant challenges for practitioners who are tasked with making the rhetoric of politicians a reality, often with little guidance and few resources. This book provides practical guidance for existing lecturers and trainee teachers, explaining how they can overcome these challenges and establish a positive learning environment to meet the needs of all learners.

This accessible and up to date book extends the scope of the diversity and inclusion debate to consider a wide range of issues including age, working with cross-cultural groups, promoting effective gender relations, sexual orientation and working with current and ex-offenders. Each chapter includes clear objectives, case studies, critical thinking tasks, chapter reflections and a learning review audit.

I like this book very much.  It is easy to read and I particularly like the way it acknowledges that different groups may need different types of support.