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Archived Version 2009 - 2010

Module Title Equality, Access and Inclusion
Module Code ES321
School School of Education Studies

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Module Co-ordinatorDr James O'Higgins NormanOffice NumberCA123
Level 3 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
This module will introduce students to the concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion as they relate to education and training

Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will be able to identify the 9 grounds set out in the Equality legislation.
  2. Students will be able to analyse the implications of catering for diversity in society and in schooling
  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
Independent Learning Time 75

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
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    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

  • Lynch, Kathleen 1999, Equality in Education, Gill and MacMillan Dublin
  • Kindlon, Dan, Thompson, Michael 2000, Raising Cain, Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Ballatine Books New York [ISBN: 0345434854]
  • Lynch, Kathleen 2004, Diversity at School, Equality Authority [ISBN: 1904541194]
  • O'Higgins-Norman, James 2008, Homophobic Bullying in Irish Education, Academica Palo Alto, California [ISBN: 1933146451]
  • Renehan, Caroline 2006, Different Planets, Gender Attitudes and Classroom Practice in Post Primary Teaching, Liffey Press Dublin [ISBN: 190578516X]
Programme or List of Programmes
BETBSc in Education & Training