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Is the teacher regular curricula/training dealing with specific reference to immigrants or ethnic minorities and respect/promotion of diversity?

Key Area:
13/03/2012 - 14:13
Short Answer

There is no specific (compulsory) training for teachers with regard diversity, though the Office of the Minister for Children has published ‘Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers’ (2006) which aims; “to support childcare practitioners, early childhood teachers, managers and policy makers in their exploration, understanding and development of diversity and equality practice.” Contacts for diversity training providers are included in the document.

Qualitative Info

The Guidelines aim to:

• Improve knowledge and understanding of diversity, equality and discrimination


• Challenge one’s own thinking, assisting critical reflection and the development

of new thinking.

• Further understanding as to why diversity and equality policies and practice

are important and relevant to childcare services.

• Generate ideas for discussion at team and network meetings.

• Develop ideas to tackle discriminatory or difficult issues that arise in


• Discover ways to assess and critically reflect on the childcare environment

and daily practice.

• Learn how to access information on racism, equality, diversity approaches in


• Find out how to source and/or develop resources and activities.

• Gain new skills to support all levels of work on diversity and equality issues.

• Create policies and procedures on equality and diversity.

-‘Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers’ (2006)

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market, Health and social protection, Education, Culture, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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