Equality and Diversity: Children, Families and Society

Department of Education and Social Justice, School of Education

College of Social Sciences


Code 19247

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1 and 2

Module description

This module will explore relationships between cultural identity, social policy and issues of equality and diversity in Britain and beyond. The module will explore popular and state responses, both national and local, to issues of equality, diversity and social justice. It will examine patterns of inequality in selected areas of social policy and provision.

The focus of the module will be on the British experience with international comparative data used to illuminate and critique domestic debates. Indicative content:

  • Theories of equality
  • Patterns of inequality in relation to race and ethnicity; social class; gender; disability
  • Ethnographies of community and family life in multi-ethnic Britain
  • Children, families and education
  • Children, families and health Interagency services

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, Seminar groups & small groups, Research groups and Student presentations