Ahmet Gadai is 3 years old and is one of Sparkling Stars Childcare Centre’s newest attendees along with his sisters A’shadieeyah, age 5, and Rawhiyah, age 7
Ahmet Gadai is 3 years old and is one of Sparkling Stars Childcare Centre’s newest attendees along with his sisters A’shadieeyah, age 5, and Rawhiyah, age 7. He is the youngest child and only son of a Muslim family who recently immigrated to Australia.
With English being the family’s second language, you have found this has led to communication issues and Ahmet eventually demonstrating some frustrating behaviour in response. You have also noticed that when the father is communicating with any of the women at the centre, he is very domineering and aggressive in his approach to any discussion regarding Ahmet’s behaviour. To you, the father seems to favour Ahmet over his two older sisters, as you have noticed he will scold the girls publicly in their mother language but does not act in the same manner towards Ahmet.
One day, one of your colleagues referred to Ahmet as a ‘little terrorist’. Initially, you thought it was just an inappropriate joke; but over a few weeks, you heard your colleague say it several more times and noticed that she tended to leave Ahmet out of class activities where Ahmet might cause trouble.
You know there is an ethical issue to be dealt with but are not sure how to proceed.
- Describe how respect and professional attitude will influence the actions you would take in the above scenario..
- How would you take into account respect and professional attitude to ensure non-judgemental practice.?