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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

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

Online Module Resources

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, diversity and inclusion of minority and ethnic groups in society.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will be able to analyse the implications of catering for diversity in society and in schooling
  2. Students will be able to identify the 9 grounds set out in the Equality legislation.
  3. Students will be familiar with key EU and Irish Legislation on equality, diversity and inclusion in society and education.
  4. Students will be able to examine the implications of educational inequality for individuals, society and schools.

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
    Equal Status Acts 2000-2004,Employment Equality Act 1998-2000, Constitution of Ireland, UN Declaration on Human Rights, EU Convention on Human Rights and Freedoms, Concepts of Equality and Diversity, Education Act 1998, Education (Welfare) Act 2000, Religion and Education, Race and Education, Sexuality and Education, Gender and Education, Marital and Family Status and Education, Membership of the Travelling Community and Education, Disability and Education, Age and Education.
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Indicative Reading List
Recommended Book Resources
  • O'Higgins-Norman, J. 2008, Homophobic Bullying in Irish Secondary Education, Academica Palo Alto, California [ISBN: 1933146451]
  • Lynch, Kathleen 1999, Equality in Education, Gill and MacMillan Dublin
  • Tovey, Hillary, and Share, Perry 2003, A Sociology of Ireland, Gill and MacMillan Dublin
  • Lynch, Kathleen, Lodge, Anne 2004, Diversity at School, Equality Authority Dublin [ISBN: 1904541194]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kindlon, Dan, Thompson, Michael 2000, Raising Cain, Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Ballantine Books New York [ISBN: 0345434854]
Programme or List of Programmes
CCSBA in Contemporary Culture and Society
ETBSc in Education & Training