Diversity at Work: Access, Equity and Policy
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- 09 Jan 2023
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- Identify and evaluate alternative conceptual approaches to social policy and welfare in Australian and comparative contexts.
- Develop understanding of the changing relationships between states, markets, families and the community sector.
- Assess contemporary policy directions and their implications.
- Demonstrate the capacity to work effectively in groups.
- • Diversity and inclusion.
- • Policy.
- • Power.
- • Institutions.
- • Work futures.
Pre-requisites: Students must have completed at least 45 credit points.
No additional requirements
In this block subject you will work to assess and analyse equity and diversity policies in their place of work or study, to identify where policy does not reflect practice, and to develop a set of recommendations for how to achieve and enact equitable and inclusive policy.
We explore the contradictory processes through which social policy is developed along the axes and intersections of difference based on class, gender, sexuality, race, disability, and age. We consider the changing context of public policy, work, and new political struggles in both an international and national climate of economic, political, cultural, and environmental instability.
This subject gives you the ability to critically and creatively analyse existing structures and systems, including settler colonialism and the heteropatriarchy, and to identify where and how institutions can be held to account based on their existing diversity and inclusion policies. It also gives students a practice-based experience of working collaboratively to enact positive change.
- Quizzes based on key readings (1250-word equivalent). (25%)
- Reflective and responsive online blogs: 5 x 250 word posts (1,250 word total) (25%)
- Policy Analysis/Reflective Essay: 2,000 word equivalent (50%)
Current study term: 08 Jan 23 to 17 Feb 23
Textbook information is pending.