Cultural awareness for educators – Part 1
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This session is the first of a three-part Learning Together seminar for educators working with children in early years settings and in primary schools. The first session will start a conversation on cultural competency. Teachers will learn about the notion of culture as experiences, knowledge, beliefs, and values that affect the lives of everyone in the school environment. The training will focus on the R.A.C.E approach, which involves the following:
R Recognise your own biases, ideas, and stereotypes of cultures that are different from your own.
A Admit/Acknowledge that there are differences in the treatment of people based on their appearance.
C Commit to being a part of the change that is needed in seeing that people are treated fairly.
E Educate yourself and others on cultural differences to gain more understanding.
All sessions are interactive and participants are encouraged to share their experiences and knowledge.
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Joy-Tendai a lifelong learning advocate, interpreter, and aspiring lawyer with a passion for equality for women, girls, and ethnic minorities. Her deep commitment to social justice has grounded her educational and career path. In addition, Joy-Tendai is a Board Member of AONTAS and Co-Founder of Rooted In Africa & Ireland Network. Her background is in business and administration and has received an award and taken part in various leadership training programmes.
She is Zimbabwean born, proud mother of two, who has been living in Ireland for nearly two decades. She is someone who has some lived experience of discrimination; she understands the challenges faced by ethnic minorities and young people of African descent. In Ireland, Joy has advocacy experience and knowledge of adult education and working with women from ethnic minorities. She also has worked on various projects to increase literacy in primary school children in Zimbabwe. Joy has also been interviewed RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Ulster Radio for her advocacy work on anti-racism and access to education. Joy-Tendai also facilitates community and organisational discussion on anti-racism and inclusion
Joy-Tendai holds Bachelor of Civil Law degree from UCD Sutherland School of Law & a recipient of the Denham Fellowship which enabled her to study at the Honorable King’s Inns.