Research note: Complying with frustration, the experience of equality and diversity practitioners

Sang, Kate, Sayce, Susan, Kinge, Josephine and Joy, Simy (2015) Research note: Complying with frustration, the experience of equality and diversity practitioners. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Equality and Diversity, 1 (1).

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Abstract

The Equality and Diversity (E&D) role in Higher Education (HE) in the UK ensures that universities are compliant with equalities legislation and that they fulfil their duty to promote equality as these relate to employees and the institution as a whole. Hunter and Swan (2007) call for more research to explore how equality and diversity practitioners handle these complex and contradictory (E&D) duties (Healy et al, 2010). We also argue that, as the UK university context itself faces severe financial challenges, understanding the experiences of HE E&D practitioners/managers becomes more urgent. The purpose of the research is to explain the experience of equality practitioners in the HE context, an under-explored area of equality practice. Meyerson and Scully’s concept (1995) of the ‘tempered radical’ has been used to give us greater insight into how the challenges of this role are played out in the HE context.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: equality,diversity,university,practitioners,tempered radical
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 09:00
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 00:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55478
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