Anti-bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children

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National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1989 - Discrimination in education - 149 pages
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Young children are aware that color, language, gender, and physical ability are connected to privilege and power. Racism and sexism have a profound influence on children's developing sense of self and others. This book on the creation of anti-bias curriculum can be used to help young children develop anti-bias attitudes, learn to think critically, and speak up when they believe something is unfair. The term "anti-bias" is used to denote an active approach to challenging prejudice, stereotyping, bias, and the "isms." The 12 chapters of this book provide a rationale for an anti-bias curriculum, and discuss: (1) creating an anti-bias environment; (2) working with 2-year-old children; (3) learning about racial differences and similarities; (4) learning about disabilities; (5) learning about gender identity; (6) learning about cultural differences and similarities; (7) learning to resist stereotyping and discriminatory behavior; (8) using activism with young children; (9) using holiday activities in an anti-bias curriculum; (10) working with parents. A self-education guide to starting an anti-bias curriculum is provided. Also provided are several lists of resources; a worksheet on stereotypes; a list of 10 quick ways to analyze children's books for sexism for racism; and a sample persona doll story. (RH)

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This is a great book-- but I am actually reading the much improved second edition. Read full review

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Required textbook reading. Maybe I didn't have the tolerance for it because I just finished up an entire semester's worth of anti-bias in my Psych of Prejudice class. Either way, I couldn't get ... Read full review

Contents

Creating an AntiBias Environment
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Working With 2Year
21
Learning About Racial Differences
31
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