Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood (EDMT5559)


This unit explores diversity and inclusion in early childhood settings. Class, ethnicity, culture, disability, gender, religion, and other social categories have an impact upon children's development. For the creation of inclusive classrooms, early childhood educators must have an understanding of the significance of the personal and social attributes that children bring to the setting. The establishment of positive engagement with children and families is essential in creating an inclusive environment and curriculum. This unit will explore current theories and practices surrounding diversity, social education and inclusion in the early childhood context. Throughout this unit of study students will be encouraged to examine their own beliefs and values in the consideration of the issues above, as well as others.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hrs/wk for 4 wks, 1x1-hr/wk for 4 wks


500wd personal statement (35%) and 1500wd situational analysis (65%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.