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Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 1-55285-744-1
Pages 58
Language English only
Price on sale $7.95 (reduced from $12.95)
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Written by Fiona Macdonald.
Published by Whitecap Books, 2006.


This title asks whether minority groups are really given equal opportunities in education, employment and elsewhere. Why are women still paid less than men? What is institutionalized racism? Why do public transportation and workplaces continue to be unsuitable for individuals with disabilities?

Written with young readers in mind, Equal Opportunities is one title in the Global Issues series which looks at the important issues affecting our world. This series explores a controversial topic via one person's experiences followed by an examination of the facts offered by a panel of specially selected experts and supported by a wealth of resource materials.

Each title is written by an educator and is well-researched and carefully edited to be a significant and useful resource for young readers at home and school. Adults, too, will appreciate the open and sensitive treatment of each subject.

Table of Contents:
  • Neil's Story
  • What Are Equal Opportunities?
  • How Did Equal Opportunities Begin?
  • Are Working Women Equal With Men?
  • Why Is There Racial Discrimination?
  • How Does Religion Affect Equal Opportunities?
  • Are People With Disabilities Given Equal Opportunities?
  • Do Older People Have A Right To Work?
  • Can We Achieve Equal Opportunities For All?
  • Reference
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Award-winning author Fiona Macdonald studied history at Newnham College, Cambridge in Britain, and has worked as a university tutor as well as giving talks for schools and television. She is the author of more than 100 information books for young people.

With photographs throughout, suggested further reading, a glossary and index, Equal Opportunities invites the reader to discuss the issues that are currently shaping our world.

Intended for ages 9 and up.

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