Dimensions Of Diversity

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Dimensions of Diversity This is an image of a school parking lot.The paraplegic parking within this vicinity is highly visible, and reveals a status of inclusiveness for the needs of physically disable students within this community, and its education facility. This image also reflects the progressive initiatives entering our Education system today, in relation to catering for the diverse needs of disabled students. The New Zealand Government (1989) Education Act of 1989 has left an influential imprint in the education system of New Zealand, providing opportunity for the ‘disadvantaged’. The Act brought into play a clear intention that is “People who have special education needs (whether because of disability or otherwise) have the same …show more content…
The common perception that teachers, schools and society has have of disabled students is quite devaluing. These physically defected students are catered for in an isolated manner within schools and classrooms. Although this can sometimes lean towards a positive or negative end, equal is an overstatement rooted from the rejection of peers and perception of burdensome to teachers. Nowadays there is a struggle to enlighten and re-establish the personal beliefs and assumptions about disability (Wills & McLean, 2008). The disability dimension of diversity has these human subjects LABELLED and rejected, impacting on the total acceptance and respect for disabled children and students. It is of great concern when a barrier like labeling and acceptance is on the increase and manifestation, resulting in a prevention of full and equal participation of disabled children and adults in …show more content…
This diverse group of people come together from all around the world to explore and experience the beauty of New Zealand. Whether these diverse people are of immigrating residence to/in New Zealand, or casual everyday tourist, there is significance in the freedom and acceptance of their gathering. Above this diverse group, there is a display of worldwide (international) flags. This image mirrors and reflects the existence of a variety of cultural or ethnic groups within a society and classrooms. New Zealand 's diverse dimension of multiculturalism prides on its ‘universal’ schooling system. This system encourages the integration of diverse people into one, for the purpose of increasing equality. However, concerns over the educational progress and success rates for diversely cultured students within the education system have obtained greater

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