Name and describe two regulations from the Education and Care Service National Regulations that deal with the need to cater for different cultural requirements in an early education care setting.
a) What does “cultural safety” mean?
b) Provide a minimum of 5 strategies that can be used to promote a culturally safe environment?
For the following two Quality Areas from the National Quality Standards, list two practice that an educator could use in their work to assist in providing a culturally safe environment
a) QA1 – Educational Program and Practice
b) QA5 – Relationships with children
What are some culturally safe work practices that could be implemented in the work environment?
Talk to families (or other relevant people in the community) from a culture different to your own and investigate two cultural and the other from another culture
a) Describe each celebration. What does it represent? How is it celebrated?
b) Explain how you could share this information with preschool or school- age children
c) What protocols did you use when seeking this information?
Describe in one paragraph for each issue below, the impact both historically and now they have had on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people:
a) British Colonsation
b) Aborginal Land Rights
c) Stolen Generation
Services must provide documentation to families about the services that are available to them. Answer the following questions:
a) If there was a family who did not read English, how can they access the information?
b) Imagine your community has a large Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. What are some steps that your Service could take to make sure that your information is culturally acceptable and easily understood by this community?
c) Find two interpreter resources in your area. List the name, contact number and address of each.
What aspects of Aboriginal and/or Tores Strait Islander people culture would be important for an educator to know about?
List 4 negative stereotypes that you as an educator may encounter about Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people ?