Essay on Lesson 1 Access and Equity

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UNITY SURFGROMS
Lesson 1: Access and Equity

EQUITY AND ACCESS
• Discuss the possibility of a young aboriginal boy living in a remote community in Central Australia growing up to be a surfing world champion? – What sociological factors would be in his favour to help him reach his goal?
– What sociological factors would be in his past that may inhibit his progress and chances? EQUITY AND ACCESS
• Compare his situation to a boy growing up on the Sunshine Coast.

EQUITY AND ACCESS
• If the two boys have equal ability in surfing, do they have equality of opportunity to succeed in surfing?

Joel Parkinson

Dale Richards

EQUITY AND ACCESS
• The boys in this example would never have equality in their opportunities in regards to surfing. • However an equity policy would help to create a more level playing field for them to compete. • Surfing Australia http://www.surfingaustralia.com/community. php

Surfing Australia 2010 Annual Report
Community: Indigenous

EQUITY AND ACCESS
• Equity – All persons are treated equally.
Resources are distributed fairly to all members of society.
• Access – All individuals have access to resources and that there are no barriers or obstacles in place to prevent certain groups of people accessing them.

FIGUEROA’S FRAMEWORK
• Figueroa’s Framework provides various levels
(individual, interpersonal, institutional, structural and cultural) that can be used to compare and contrast the degrees of access
(opportunities) that groups and individuals…