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Start Seeing Diversity: The Basic Guide to an Anti-Bias Classroom

Start Seeing Diversity: The Basic Guide to an Anti-Bias Classroom

Author: Ellen Wolpert
Product Code: 411501
ISBN: 978-192961065-5
Format: Softbound
Publisher: Redleaf Press®
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Published by Redleaf Press

Anti-bias training for teachers , preschool curriculum, and stand-alone to use as a student text.

Start Seeing Diversity helps teachers recognize and reduce bias in young children by illustrating one community's effort to create a responsive child care program.

Developed by teachers at Washington-Beech Community Preschool in Boston, this training handbook provides a framework for understanding bias among preschool children, reorganized for stand-alone use as a student text. Nine detailed chapters treat six areas of bias—gender, age, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, economic class, and physical abilities—as well as the goals and guiding assumptions of anti-bias curriculum. Accompanying discussion questions encourage readers to examine their own memories and experiences.

Perfect for pre-service and in-service teacher training, this helpful guide includes information-rich appendices containing:

  • Guidelines for challenging oppression and responding to incidents involving bias
  • A checklist for creating and assessing anti-bias environments
  • A guide to analyzing children's books
  • Directions for making photograph games like the ones used at Washington-Beech

The book also includes sample scenarios, details for classroom implementation, suggested resources, and guidelines for group leaders. Softbound, 144 pgs.

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