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By Cecilia McKelvey

ISBN-10: 0203037227

ISBN-13: 9780203037225

ISBN-10: 0415090164

ISBN-13: 9780415090162

Right here, the authors discover sensible methods of enforcing APL for the good thing about members, employers and the group as a complete, displaying the way it could make a true contribution to equality of chance. Chapters examine the actual wishes of varied sectors of the group, and the way APL can be utilized to fulfill these wishes. For ethnic groups, these whose first language isn't English, and those that arrive in Britain with skills from abroad, the APL procedure could be a very important level within the look for schooling, employment and equality of expertise. individuals with disabilities locate that APL will help holiday via limitations and provide new breadth of chance, while for ladies it could possibly result in better reputation and more desirable profession development. by using case reviews and useful examples the authors supply distinctive tips on tools of implementation, employees improvement and carrying on with aid to aid tutors, managers and senior employees make potent use of APL.

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To quote Amrit Wilson in Finding a Voice: Asian Women in Britain: It is often said that Muslim men think it a matter of pride that their women shouldn’t work… ‘Work’ in this statement does not include housework, ill-paid home sewing or the heavy work of carrying food to the fields in Pakistan. What Muslim men don’t like is for their women to work outside the home, potentially in the company of strange men. These attitudes are created by Izzat, the sensitive and many faceted male family identity which can change as the situation demands it—from family pride to honour to self respect, and sometimes to pure male ego.

A) NVQs and the NVQ framework provide open access to assessment and clearly stated competence targets and progression routes; Equality of opportunity and the APL process (b) The National Database makes public and available to all information on qualifications, and assessment requirements. It provides users with the facility to map progression routes through the system; (c) The National Record gives individuals control of their movement through the system, a means to record their experience and achievement, set targets and timeframes, and continuously assess progress.

8 To suspend initial assumptions and hold back immediate reactions to situations. 9 To receive training, supervision and support, the training to include the various dimensions of race awareness and an understanding of the manifestations of racism. Assessment When a counsellor has successfully helped a candidate to identify, gather and compile evidence it will be the role of the assessor to judge the quality of the evidence and attach a credit level and value to it. The assessor will be interviewing candidates and discussing the evidence with them so it will obviously be essential to apply the same training requirements as for counsellors, in terms of race awareness and cross-cultural understanding.

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