Diversity at Froebel College of Education
"We should create an environment that promotes interdependence as well as independence, community as well as individuality and responsibility as well as freedom; we should all take care of our environment, ourselves and each other." - Friedrich Froebel
Froebel College of Education welcomes students from all backgrounds. This includes students from a broad age group, male and female students, students with differing civil and family status, students of all sexual orientations, students with disabilities, students of all faiths and belief systems, students from all socio-economic groups and students from all ethnic groups including Irish Travellers. We believe that the teaching profession should reflect the diversity and plurality of Irish society.
We acknowledge the rich legacy of the Dominican sisters in establishing this college, their commitment to a search for truth and justice and their ongoing support and guidance as trustees.
Staff and students will work together to:
create and maintain an inclusive environment for everyone and ensure mutual respect, acceptance and understanding within the college.
build a community where everyone can feel safe to speak and be open about different attitudes, identities and beliefs.
organise events that open minds to diverse experiences and perspectives.
broaden staff and students' knowledge of cultures, languages, lifestyles and beliefs through hosting information sessions, social gatherings and intercultural events and actively involve Erasmus students in these events.
be respectful and inclusive in the use of language and choose terminology which is acceptable to everyone.
take care that language used does not offend or exclude and be careful not to cause offence to anyone with banter and joking.
actively challenge discrimination, while maintaining respect for everyone.
maintain a focus on both local and global contexts while teaching and support and challenge each other to teach in culturally sensitive ways that respect and acknowledge the environment of the child.
acknowledge and celebrate differences in culture, traditions, attitudes and values, and create dialogue with inclusion and equality as our ultimate goal.
develop an understanding of major belief systems and ethical frameworks for educational settings.
show respect and sensitivity to staff and students of all faiths and none and continue to foster the spiritual and faith development of members of the college community.
revise this code every three years and more often if required maintaining coherence with equality legislation.
Through our efforts to maintain an inclusive campus we seek to model good practice, which will inform inclusion and diversity in our personal and professional lives.
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