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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
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

INACTIVE - 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.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

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.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • O'Higgins-Norman, J.: 2008, Homophobic Bullying in Irish Secondary Education, Academica, Palo Alto, California, 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, 1904541194
  • Kindlon, Dan, Thompson, Michael: 2000, Raising Cain, Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Ballantine Books, New York, 0345434854
  • Renehan, C: 2006, Different planets? Gender attitudes and classroom practice in post-primary teaching, Liffey Press, Dublin, 9781905785162
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
CCSBA in Contemporary Culture and Society
ETBSc in Education & Training