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Bringing Anti-racist Strategies into your Program: Bridging Research and Practice

by Kerry-Ann Escayg and Contibuted to by the Research Advisory Team
May/June 2019
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Bridging Research and Practice 

The Bridging Research and Practice feature in each issue includes an article on an aspect of early childhood research, plus links to the original  published research with a companion article full of practical strategies for how to implement the research in your practice.

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An anti-racism approach in the early learning context builds on the idea that it is essential to equip all young children, regardless of social positioning, with the moral imperative to reveal, disrupt and actively challenge racism. Negating the place of race and racism, or denying the lived realities for some children and their families that derive from structural oppression, only limits the educational experience for all children and supports the many and varied racial injustices prevalent in contemporary North American society. 

It is important to note that parents and teachers can play integral roles in promoting a positive racial identity in children.

Self-reflection strategies for teachers to try:

1. Critiquing their early socialization experiences through asking:

What did my parents teach me about race? 


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