in class. Thu, 15 Sep
Activity 5.1 - What is Equality
Aristotle referred to the importance
of equality in describing justice. The two concepts are intimately related.
However, there are many types or definitions of equality, and on occasion,
one type of equality may even conflict with another. Equality may mean
equal treatment for everyone, or it may mean that the treatment should
be varied, according to the person's merits, needs, rank or other personal
Please give your opinion on the issues listed below:
Do you think that
these are good examples of equality?
- Everyone must attend school
until the end of Year 12, and no one may undertake further education
- Everyone who works should
be paid the same wage.
- The old age pension should
be paid to everyone over 65, no matter what their income and assets.
- No one may own a car who
does not have off-street parking for it. (This is a law in Tokyo.)
- Everyone should pay the
same percentage of their income as income tax.
- Everyone should be entitled
to free hospital treatment, funded out of taxes. Everyone should have
to pay for the hospital treatment they receive.
Activity 5.2 - Additional
Exercise on Equality and Justice (inteview questions)
out the following page for instructions on this assignment, I have
organised 3 groups and informed each of you by email which groups you
are in. You can post your answers in the online forums as I have created
a link for this also.
I have provided you with with
some questions (in the instructions) to get you started. However, I want
you to wrap up your interview with a question or questions based on these
Evaluation of recent
changes, and/or recommendationsfor change to the legal system.
- Description of recent changes
and/or recommendations for change to the legal system.
- Discussion of the strengths
and weaknesses of two or more recent changes, and/or recommendations
for change to the legal system.
- Appraisal of the extent
to which change or proposed change in the law will enhance the effective
operation of the legal system.
rubric for online discussions | Nicenet
I have approved (in class) the questions from Activity 5.2, in the following
week you will interview either the Police, a Lawyer or the Court House.
First a lawyer and Police Officer will come to us (week 10), the following
week we will visit the Court House. Your recordings will later be compressed
and used on this site as supplementary multimedia material. I will give
you instrcutions about the interviews in class. I want us all to be together
when I give these intructions and you will have to take notes.
The basic rule when you interview
is to get all the your questions answered first, after that you can ellaborate
on the answers with additional questions of your own. But all additional
questions have to relate to your topic and issues of equality and
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