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Leadership Required for Anti-Bias Education
September 26, 2016
A false friend and a shadow attend only when the sun shines.
-American proverb

"We have found that developing programs based on anti-bias education principles is a multifaceted undertaking requiring both organizational and educational change. It is doable—but only with persistence, time and strategic thinking. (Derman-Sparks, LeeKennan, & Nimmo, 2015)" It is important to recognize that the leadership required in anti-bias work involves not only working with teachers and their teaching, but also policies, procedures, admissions, budget, and hiring.

In their book Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change, the authors also go on to share that conflict is inevitable.

"Conflict and tension is when growth happens. It is an indicator of change. We may have different viewpoints, but when we struggle together, and really listen, we are often surprised. Do not make assumptions. Agree to disagree. Acknowledge our own mistakes. Be humble."

Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs:
A Guide for Change

"For those who are seeking to make a real difference and impact on the world we live in, Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs lays a road map and foundation for the work ahead."
–Luis A. Hernandez

"You'll find reassurance, resources, and strategic thinking to engage with in this anti-bias work."
–Margie Carter


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