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Equality and Diversity in Further Education

Equality and Diversity in Further Education

AUTHOR : By Sheine Peart Edited by Susan Wallace

ISBN : 9781909330979

Publication : May 30, 2014

Extent : 160 pgs

ISBN : 9781909330986

Publication : May 30, 2014

Extent : 160 pgs

ISBN : 9781909330993

Publication : May 30, 2014

Extent : 160 pgs

ISBN : 9781909682009

Publication : May 30, 2014

Extent : 160 pgs


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.


  1. Introduction
  2. Professional Expectations of Tutors in FE
  3. Diversity and Equality: International and National Agendas
  4. Meeting the Needs of Adult Learners
  5. Working with Younger Learners and Youth Culture
  6. Meeting the Needs of Migrant Populations
  7. Working with Cross-Cultural Groups
  8. Managing Gender and Sexual Orientation Issues
  9. (Re-) Integrating Offenders and Ex-Offenders
  10. The importance of an Effective Management System

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Sheine Peart has worked in schools, colleges, local authorities and youth and community settings.  She taught in Further Education for fifteen years teaching on various vocational programmes and working with challenging students.  She held the post of the college Equalities Manager for eight years and previously managed a local  authority education team dedicated to raising the achievement of African and Caribbean pupils.  In her current post at Nottingham Trent University she teaches on the pre-service fulltime PGCE, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Prof Grad Cert) and the Certificate in Education (CertEd) for LLS as well as managing the Masters in Education courses.  She is currently engaged in supporting one large urban college in developing a dedicated in house student support group for Black male students, called ‘Black on Track’.  

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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.

Susan Hobbs, Northern College

An up to date and relevant book for all teachers in FE. The chapters are well structured and the case studies help put theory into practice. The critical thinking activities will help readers consider the realities of E & D in FE.

Ann Gravells

This book is an easy to read and accessible. Very resourceful providing guidance and examples of different types of issues related to Equality and Diversity. This books provides case studies and reflections, very useful for trainee teachers.

Mehjabeen Shaukat, Tameside College
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