Diversity And Equality

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 recognising that they play a vital part encouraging and supporting young children in embracing both diversity and equality.
 being aware that they pass on their personal values to the children in many ways, including curriculum choices such as topics, language, activities, materials, celebrations, displays and in their interactions with others. (Connoly.P, 2009)
 knowing their own cultural identity is an important step in becoming culturally competent, educators need to evaluate and explore their own attitudes in relation to diversity and equality; Derman-Sparks (2001) summarises this by saying: “To be able to develop understanding of others you have to know who you are, overcome biases you have learned about other groups and have a highly