"Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society."
- Sonia Sotomayor
steps to promote equality in education
create an all-inclusive culture
The culture that is set by leadership at any place of education, will set the tone for how faculty, and students alike treat each other. Respect, and awareness has to be a key point and priority. It is important that everyone knows these guidelines, and that there are repercussions for not adhering to them; therefore, creating a safe environment for all
evaluate your materials & resources
Are all the signs, in multiple languages, to assist all students? Are there equal amounts of educational platforms and information, on multiple types of individuals, including (but not limited to): LGBTQIA+, Race, Disabilities, Genders, Ages? Are the books sold and highlighted, written or published by diverse authors? These are just a few examples of ways that education can be reformed to be diverse and equal for all
Actively promote diversity
The choice to be diverse and equal requires thought and planning. It may take additional time to find resources that provide equal representation of individuals, or diversity within the curriculum. However, these choices are what will shape and mold the learners and the teachers. By continually promoting and learning about diversity, it sets a precedent for the educational culture as a whole
continual training & education
To remain current, on issues, it is vital that staff has continual training and updates on how to best accommodate diversity within education. Hiring consultants on different issues such as race, gender, sex, etc., providing updated informational material with current events to be sensitive and aware of what others are facing, and implicit bias training are just a few examples of what continual education steps are available
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