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Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards
ITEM #: 4131019

This is a companion book for Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change.

This is the eagerly awaited successor to the influential Anti-Bias Curriculum! Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this volume’s practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity. Most importantly, find tips for helping staff and children respect each other, themselves, and all people.

Over the last two decades, educators across the nation and around the world have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in anti-bias work. The result is a richer and more nuanced articulation of what is important in anti-bias education. Individual chapters focus on culture and language, racial identity, family structures, gender identity, economic class, different abilities, holidays, and more.

Table of Contents

Foreword: A Renewed Sense of Hope
Prologue: A Few Words about This Book
Key Terms
Chapter 1: What Is Anti-Bias Education?
Chapter 2: Children’s Identity Development
Chapter 3: Becoming an Anti-Bias Teacher, A Developmental Journey
Chapter 4: Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Community
Chapter 5: Learning about Culture, Language, and Fairness
Chapter 6: Learning about Racial Identity and Fairness
Chapter 7: Learning about Gender Identity and Fairness
Chapter 8: Learning about Economic Class and Fairness
Chapter 9: Learning about Family Structures and Fairness
Chapter 10: Learning about Different Abilities and Fairness
Chapter 11: Learning about Holidays and Fairness
Anti-Bias Education with Other Age Groups
Epilogue: Keeping on Keeping On " The Anti-Bias Journey Continues
Checklist for Assessing the Visual Material Environment
About the Contributing Writers

In this wonderful and long-awaited second edition, the authors compellingly invite early childhood educators to learn and reflect and to teach in new and daring ways. Their penetrating analyses and vivid, honest stories inspire all of us to challenge our assumptions and to work together to create a more just and equitable world.
" Patricia G. Ramsey, Professor, Mount Holyoke College

ISBN: 978-1-928896-67-8