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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2010 - 2011

Module Title Equality, Access and Inclusion
Module Code ES321
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

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.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Directed learning2No Description
Group work40No Description
Online activity40No Description
Seminars4No Description
Independent Study15No Description
Total Workload: 125

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

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.

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, James: 2008, Homophobic Bullying in Irish Education, Academica, Palo Alto, California, 1933146451
  • Lynch, Kathleen: 1999, Equality in Education, Gill and MacMillan, Dublin,
  • Renehan, Caroline: 2006, Different Planets, Gender Attitudes and Classroom Practice in Post Primary Teaching, Liffey Press, Dublin, 190578516X
  • Kindlon, Dan, Thompson, Michael: 2000, Raising Cain, Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, Ballatine Books, New York, 0345434854
  • Lynch, Kathleen: 2004, Diversity at School, Equality Authority, 1904541194
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
BETBSc in Education & Training