A Quick Introduction to KEEPAD<br />Please DO NOT press ‘GO’<br />As this will result in the device being unusable<br />
Answering Questions<br />Press the key that corresponds with your selections<br /> 	     For Example:<br />Option 1<br />O...
In your opinion which stage of learning do you think diversity effects the most?<br />Primary Education<br />High School E...
Diversity in the Education Industry<br />Group A<br />Tutorial 2: 1pm – 2pm, Thursday<br />Tutor: Carol Dalglish<br />
Our Team<br />David<br />??<br />??<br />??<br />??<br />
Introduction<br />Australia – Multi-cultural Country<br />High Degree of Diversity<br />Diversity in many forms<br />Affec...
Types of Diversity<br />Age<br />Gender<br />Level of Intelligence<br />Ethnicity<br />Culture<br />Religion and<br />Race...
Diversity - Age<br />Age Becoming a factor in the Education Industry<br />Identical Age Groups in:<br />Primary Schooling<...
Diversity – Age<br />People Under 30 are majority of tertiary students<br />9.6% Tertiary student between age of       30-...
Diversity – Age<br />Tertiary Education participation low due to effected confidence from high school learning<br />Confid...
Diversity – Age<br />Older learners are<br />Returning to study for many different reasons such as<br />Personal Growth<br...
Diversity – Age<br />Further study shows a diverse age stream in the classroom is a positive experience<br />Older learner...
Diversity – Age<br />General age of students broadening<br />Adults of all ages are starting to return to study as mature ...
In your opinion, should schooling be available for adults to complete their senior schooling if they didn’t complete it as...
Diversity - Gender<br />Proportion of males to females, for example in the workplace<br />A workplace of mostly females or...
Diversity - Gender<br />Gender diversity affects the education industry in a positive way<br />A member of the opposite se...
Diversity - Gender<br />If properly managed, these differences can provide a vast range of learning opportunities<br />
Diversity - Gender<br />A school may mange diversity in many ways such as:<br />Attracting highly skilled and diverse staf...
Diversity - Gender<br />Gender differences include gender differences in<br />Personality<br />Attitude and<br />Self-este...
Diversity - Gender<br />Males being educated more then women<br />This is due to education only being available to the wea...
Diversity - Gender<br />Due to the women’s movement who fought for equal rights as equal opportunity initiatives and anti-...
Do you think women have the same opportunity as men today?<br />Yes<br />No	<br />
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Australian Schooling System –<br />Three Tier System;<br />Primary Schooling follow...
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Difference in the Level of Intelligence can have some impact in the classroom<br />...
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />This diversity affects people in different ways and can cause issues in the classro...
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Over many years, different measures have been put into place to help combat this is...
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Stage Based Learning System<br />Three Stages<br />Stage 1 – Grades 1 to 3<br />Sta...
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Stage Based Learning System<br />Children tested and monitored as they learn<br />T...
Do you think stage based learning systems would be useful and would you be happy to be apart of it, if you had it during y...
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Many other school experimenting with different ways. This involves –<br />Adding or...
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Secondary School system has grown<br />Allowing students more of a choice and<br />...
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />1940’s only 22% of students complete Year 12<br />1980’s, 55% of students complete ...
Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Reasons for Dramatic increases:<br />Choice and<br />Equal Opportunity <br />Develo...
Diversity - Ethnicity<br />culture<br />race<br />Race Diversity<br />Image Source: http://admissions.unc.edu/diversity/im...
Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Australia has a Unique History<br />Three Major Contributors<br />Indigenous Population<br />Br...
Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Although majority of population is born in Australia, more then 50% of Australians had ancestry...
Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Of those born overseas, major countries of immigration included:<br />England<br />New Zealand ...
Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Languages other than english spoken by about 16% of Population<br />with approx 56, 000 people ...
Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Professional Requirement of teachers is being able to teach culturally diverse student groups<b...
Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Teachers expected to understand how student ethnicity shapes student learning<br />Some teacher...
Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Training of next generation teachers has become increasingly critical in schooling practices, c...
Which image does not represent CULTURE?<br />2.<br />3.<br />1.<br />4.<br />
QUESTIONS?<br />
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  • The age of students is increasingly becoming a factor of diversity in the education system today. While in primary and secondary education most of the students are in the same age group, university is open to all ages and people can choose to study at any stage in their life.
  • A census showed that in 2006, people of all ages were undertaking study beyond the formal school years. This was more common for people aged under 30 as 35% of 20–24 year olds and 15% of 25–29 year olds were studying. For those 30 years and over, participation was lower, ranging from 9.6% of 30–34 year olds to 1.4% of 60–64 year olds. Participation in tertiary education increased across all ages between 1986 and 2006. However, the most noticeable change was the increase in the proportion of 20–29 year olds participating in either full or part-time tertiary education. This can be attributed to the trend for students to spend longer periods of time in education because they are combining study and work, or are studying for a double degree or post-graduate qualification.
  • This amount of participation in tertiary studies has not always been so high. Studies have shown that people who have bad memories of school are less likely to continue their formal education because their confidence acts as a barrier to learning. This is slowly changing as more and more adults from all generations are returning to study.
  • Older learners are participating in education for many reasons, most of which are personal reasons such as personal growth and development, the social aspect and gaining self-confidence. In recent times there has been an increasing requirement for high level skills and qualifications in the workforce and this is the most predominant reason for younger people participating in tertiary studies.
  • Further studies have shown that both younger and older students find that having an age diverse classroom is a positive experience. Older learners have found that the younger group respect their opinions and that the age mix in the classroom presents a bulk of ideas and different ways of thinking. Some older students have also found that attending university has changed their opinions of younger people.
  • BSB124 - Diversity In The Education Industry

    1. 1. A Quick Introduction to KEEPAD<br />Please DO NOT press ‘GO’<br />As this will result in the device being unusable<br />
    2. 2. Answering Questions<br />Press the key that corresponds with your selections<br /> For Example:<br />Option 1<br />Option 2<br />Option 3<br />Option 4<br />‘Press ‘2/B’ to <br />enter this as <br />your response’<br />‘This is your <br />response’<br />Now let’s try a sample question?<br />
    3. 3. In your opinion which stage of learning do you think diversity effects the most?<br />Primary Education<br />High School Education<br />Tertiary Institutions<br />None, they are all equally affected<br />
    4. 4. Diversity in the Education Industry<br />Group A<br />Tutorial 2: 1pm – 2pm, Thursday<br />Tutor: Carol Dalglish<br />
    5. 5. Our Team<br />David<br />??<br />??<br />??<br />??<br />
    6. 6. Introduction<br />Australia – Multi-cultural Country<br />High Degree of Diversity<br />Diversity in many forms<br />Affects the schooling system in some way<br />
    7. 7. Types of Diversity<br />Age<br />Gender<br />Level of Intelligence<br />Ethnicity<br />Culture<br />Religion and<br />Race<br />
    8. 8. Diversity - Age<br />Age Becoming a factor in the Education Industry<br />Identical Age Groups in:<br />Primary Schooling<br />And High Schools<br />School Leavers and Mature Age students in Tertiary Study<br />Representation of a Variety of Ages<br />Image Source: http://darmano.typepad.com/<br />logic_emotion/images/ages.jpg<br />
    9. 9. Diversity – Age<br />People Under 30 are majority of tertiary students<br />9.6% Tertiary student between age of 30-34<br />1.4% tertiary students between age of 60-64<br />
    10. 10. Diversity – Age<br />Tertiary Education participation low due to effected confidence from high school learning<br />Confidence acts as barrier to learning<br />This trend is slowly changing as people from all generations are returning to study<br />
    11. 11. Diversity – Age<br />Older learners are<br />Returning to study for many different reasons such as<br />Personal Growth<br />Development<br />The social aspect and<br />Gaining self-confidence<br />Recent Times have seen an increasing requirement for high level skills and qualifications<br />This is a predominant reason for younger people participating in tertiary studies<br />
    12. 12. Diversity – Age<br />Further study shows a diverse age stream in the classroom is a positive experience<br />Older learners find that young students respect their opinions and that the age mix presents many more ways of thinking<br />Older students found that attending Uni altered their opinions of younger people<br />
    13. 13. Diversity – Age<br />General age of students broadening<br />Adults of all ages are starting to return to study as mature age students<br />Although needs and motivations may be different having an age-diverse classroom has proven beneficial to all age groups<br />
    14. 14. In your opinion, should schooling be available for adults to complete their senior schooling if they didn’t complete it as a child? Do you think this would benefit society?<br />Yes, it would benefit society<br />Yes, but it would only benefit them<br />No<br />
    15. 15. Diversity - Gender<br />Proportion of males to females, for example in the workplace<br />A workplace of mostly females or males can affect how people interact and behave with one another<br />http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_gender_diversity_and_demographic_characteristics_and_it_impact_on_individual_behavior_in_the_workforce<br />
    16. 16. Diversity - Gender<br />Gender diversity affects the education industry in a positive way<br />A member of the opposite sex can have different personality characteristics, a different point of view and overall a difference in behaviour<br />
    17. 17. Diversity - Gender<br />If properly managed, these differences can provide a vast range of learning opportunities<br />
    18. 18. Diversity - Gender<br />A school may mange diversity in many ways such as:<br />Attracting highly skilled and diverse staff to cater for the diversity of students or by increasing a range of knowledge, skills and experiences avaliable<br />
    19. 19. Diversity - Gender<br />Gender differences include gender differences in<br />Personality<br />Attitude and<br />Self-esteem<br />These factors are also potentially important when predicting academic success<br />
    20. 20. Diversity - Gender<br />Males being educated more then women<br />This is due to education only being available to the wealthy people in society<br />
    21. 21. Diversity - Gender<br />Due to the women’s movement who fought for equal rights as equal opportunity initiatives and anti-discrimination legislation<br />
    22. 22. Do you think women have the same opportunity as men today?<br />Yes<br />No <br />
    23. 23. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Australian Schooling System –<br />Three Tier System;<br />Primary Schooling followedy<br />High School and optionally finishing with<br />Tertiary Studies (University / TAFE)<br />
    24. 24. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Difference in the Level of Intelligence can have some impact in the classroom<br />This stream of diversity affects the Primary and High schools more the tertiary education<br />Tertiary education is more self-paced and specialises more so on what the person actually wants to study<br />
    25. 25. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />This diversity affects people in different ways and can cause issues in the classroom for students with different capabilities.<br />Some students will find the work easy and become bored easily whiles others may;<br />Struggle and need extra help or explanation<br />
    26. 26. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Over many years, different measures have been put into place to help combat this issue<br />Many schools are trilling a Stage Based Learning System. See NSW Education Website below:<br />http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/studentsupport/programs/classsize/multiage.php<br />
    27. 27. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Stage Based Learning System<br />Three Stages<br />Stage 1 – Grades 1 to 3<br />Stage 2 – Grades 3 to 5<br />Stage 3 – Grades 5 to 7<br />
    28. 28. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Stage Based Learning System<br />Children tested and monitored as they learn<br />They must demonstrate both the intelligence level for a grade 3 standard and be socially comfortable<br />If they pass stage 1 they move onto stage 2 with older students to learn more difficult work<br />If they don’t pass stage 1 they will remain their until they are ready to move up<br />This is the process also followed for moving to stage 3 <br />
    29. 29. Do you think stage based learning systems would be useful and would you be happy to be apart of it, if you had it during your Primary Schooling?<br />Yes<br />No<br />Abstain (No Opinion)<br />
    30. 30. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Many other school experimenting with different ways. This involves –<br />Adding or removing stages<br />Splitting up the year levels differently<br />Single Stage for Single Grade (IE: Grade 7)<br />
    31. 31. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Secondary School system has grown<br />Allowing students more of a choice and<br />Giving a wider rang of classes with different levels of difficulty for the same subject.<br />
    32. 32. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />1940’s only 22% of students complete Year 12<br />1980’s, 55% of students complete Year 12<br />In 2000 over 75% of students complete year 12<br />
    33. 33. Diversity – Level of Intelligence<br />Reasons for Dramatic increases:<br />Choice and<br />Equal Opportunity <br />Developed over the years<br />Schools are continuing to develop choice and fairness in schools today<br />
    34. 34. Diversity - Ethnicity<br />culture<br />race<br />Race Diversity<br />Image Source: http://admissions.unc.edu/diversity/images/<br />Pic%20-%20Diversity%20Hands.jpg<br />Aboriginal Culture<br />Image Source: http://www.cairns.com.au/images/2007/12/06/aboriginal-culture.jpg<br />
    35. 35. Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Australia has a Unique History<br />Three Major Contributors<br />Indigenous Population<br />British colonial pastand<br />Extensive immigration from many different countries and cultures<br />
    36. 36. Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Although majority of population is born in Australia, more then 50% of Australians had ancestry other then Australian<br />Approx 2% Australians have Indigenous Backgrounds and about 41% had at least one parent born overseas<br />While 22% of the population was born in another country<br />
    37. 37. Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Of those born overseas, major countries of immigration included:<br />England<br />New Zealand and<br />China<br />Approx 14% Australia from non-english speaking backgrounds<br />
    38. 38. Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Languages other than english spoken by about 16% of Population<br />with approx 56, 000 people speaking indigenous language<br />Other the English the most common languages spoken today include:<br />Chinese;<br />Italian;<br />Greek and;<br />Arabic<br />There are more then 50 Indigenous Languages<br />
    39. 39. Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Professional Requirement of teachers is being able to teach culturally diverse student groups<br />Allows students to build an understanding of what it means to be a multicultural society<br />Being a multicultural society means that there is more awareness of different ethnic cultures and their cultures<br />
    40. 40. Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Teachers expected to understand how student ethnicity shapes student learning<br />Some teachers fall into trap of assigning fixed and essential characteristics to ethnic groups<br />Explain educational achievements of a group of students<br />If difference is the only way teachers see students, teachers will not be able to understand students needs and address them<br />
    41. 41. Diversity – Ethnicity<br />Training of next generation teachers has become increasingly critical in schooling practices, curriculum and policies <br />Teacher education requires student teachers to reflect on their beliefs and values<br />About teaching and teaching relationships are shaped by their ethnicity, social class, and so on<br />However there is still much work to be done in developing teachers understanding of the complexities of ethnic identification and categorisation, especially in relation to themselves<br />
    42. 42. Which image does not represent CULTURE?<br />2.<br />3.<br />1.<br />4.<br />
    43. 43. QUESTIONS?<br />

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