Navigating the Deep Waters of Social Justice Teaching
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Find inspiration in this compelling story of an educator's social justice journey as she partners with families to explore racial identity, religious celebrations, and racism in response to a biased comment by one child to another in her diverse preschool class.
You Can't Celebrate That! is part of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) collection. Use the ROW collection to discover how early childhood educators in the field are reimagining their work and thinking alongside children.
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I am almost done reading this book and I think it is a wonderful story that could be shared book study style with anyone. I am thinking of using it as a book study with my staff at the CCR&R.
Its interesting that in this case it was the children who were confused about issues of identity. As the father of 4 multiracial children, I have had several experiences with teachers and administrators who didn't understand the richness and complexity of identity. Of course, before 2010, schools were required to use a demographic form that did not allow mixed-race children to "select more than one" racial identity, which certainly confused the teachers. One of my children's teachers told my young daughter that her mother could not be both Black and First American. And I know many teachers who insist that multiracial children are Black. Maybe we need to first check our own biases?