Equality and Diversity: Children, Families and Society

Module 19247

School of Education

This module will explore relationships between cultural identity, social policy and issues of equality and diversity in Britain and beyond. It will explore popular and state responses, both national and local, to issues of equality, diversity and social justice and also 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

Module Lead

Dr Sian Roberts


20 credits


1,500 word critical review of an article/ document relating to equality and diversity in the UK. (50%); Exam (50%)    

Teaching methods

  • Lectures, 20 hours
  • Seminar groups & small groups, 20 hours
  • Research groups
  • Student presentations and a reflective learning journal

(guided independent study will consist of 160 hours) 

Programmes associated with this module

BA Education

BA Education and Sociology

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