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 recognized 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.
Chapter 10: Enabling Equality and Achievement for Children with Disability
Enabling Equality and Achievement for Children with Disability
The poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion experienced by many disabled people is not the inevitable result of their impairments or medical conditions, but rather stems from attitudinal and environmental barriers … it is social ‘barriers’ which cause ‘disability’ not impairments or medical conditions … These barriers can be:
- prejudice and stereotypes
- the way things are organised and run
- the way things are designed, such ...