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Archived Version 2006 - 2007

Module Title Equality, Access and Inclusion
Module Code ES311
School School of Education Studies

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Module Co-ordinatorDr James O'Higgins NormanOffice NumberCA123
Level 1 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
The module aims to enable students to identify and analyse key issues in the areas of equality, access and inclusion of minority, ethnic and disadvantaged groups in society.

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:Identify and analyse equality, access and inclusion issues at National and E.U. levelsAnalyse current legislation at National and International levelIdentify barriers to equal participation in Education and social inclusionCritique some of the interventions to address these issues at National and E.U. levelDevelop action plans to address issues of inequality, inaccessibility and exclusion.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 36
Tutorials 3
Laboratories 0
Seminars 0
Independent Learning Time 36

Total 75
Assume that a 5 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
The module will examine:Equality to Hatred Act, Racism and Xenophobia issues, Equal Status Act, National Anti-Poverty StrategyCurrent educational philosophy and policy in relation to issues of equality, access and inclusionNational and E.U. policies on the education of minority, ethnic groups, refugees, asylum seekers etc.Educational interventions to break intergenerational gaps of poverty and social exclusionInterventions aimed at providing access for disadvantaged groups to third level education.
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Indicative Reading List
Essential: Class materials supplied by lecturer.Supplementary:Bassett, M. (1995) Poverty in Focus. Dublin. ASTI and Who Goes to College? CPA. Clancy, P. (1988) Second National Survey of Participation in Higher Education. Dublin. The Higher AuthorityCombat Poverty Agency (1993) Education, Inequality and Poverty. Dublin Combat Poverty Agency (2000) A submission to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. Dublin. Combat Poverty AgencyCommission of the European Communities. (1994) Report on the Education of Migrant Children in the European Union. Com (94) 80 Final. Brussels Commission of the European Communities. (1994) Community of Learning. Intercultural Education in Europe, Brussels.Crowley, N., O'Kelly, D., O'Neill, C. (1999) 'I'm no racist and what is it anyway'?Information and Action on Racism in Ireland. Dublin: Calypso Productions.Gill, B. (1999) Education for Reconciliation- A Curriculum Investigation. Dublin: ADM, CDU, CPA.Government Publications, (1992) Education for a Changing World - Education Green Paper, Dublin.Government Publications, (1995) Charting our Education Future- Education White Paper, Dublin.Hammond, J. (1991), A Global Curriculum? Dublin, CDVEC - CDU and TrocaireLynch, K. (1989) The Hidden Curriculum: Reproduction in Education. A Reappraisal. London: The Falmer PressO'Buachalla, S, (1988) Education Policy in Twentieth Century Ireland. Dublin: Wolfhound PressReport of the Working Group on Educational Disadvantage, (1996) National Anti-Poverty Strategy: Government Stationery OfficeRobinson, P. (1981) Perspectives on the Sociology of Education: An Introduction New Your: Routledge and Keegan LtdYeates, N. (1995) Social Exclusion, Social Rights and Citizenship (Internal Discussion document) Dublin. CPA.
Programme or List of Programmes
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