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Anti Bias Education

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Anti-bias education work in early childhood is shaped by a deep-seated belief in the importance of justice, the dream of each child being able to achieve all he or she is capable of, the knowledge that together human beings can make a difference. Listen to the voices of children who have experienced anti-bias education at school or at home. They give us hope and direction.

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this practical guide to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias.

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About Anti-Bias Education

NAEYC has compiled some key information from the book and related resources and self-reflective exercises for teachers as you think about anti-bias in your everyday work as educators.

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Standing Together Against Suspension and Expulsion in Early Childhood

A joint statement on suspension and expulsion in early childhood, which disproportionately affect children of color.

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Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves
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Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, provides practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias

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Authored by: Louise Derman-Sparks, Julie Olsen Edwards
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NAEYC's Statement on #FamiliesBelongTogether

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Embracing Equity: Helping All Children Reach Their Full Potential

NAEYC is for the active embrace of equity. We are for talking openly and honestly about diversity, and we are for changing our policies and practices to enhance our organizational commitment to being high performing and inclusive.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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The concept of teacher as ethnographer and the four dimensions of teacher cultural capital could serve as key strategies toward improving the social and academic outcomes for children of color.

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Young Children
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NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Tammy L. Mann
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The Power of Using International Picture Books with Young Children

Using international picture books is a powerful vehicle for teachers who want to foster children’s development of intercultural knowledge and understanding in meaningful ways.

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Young Children
Vol. 73, No. 2
May 1, 2018

May 2018

The Power of Early Childhood Education: Expanding Educational Equity, Shrinking the Achievement Gap
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Challenging Gender Stereotypes

Read the following story and teacher reflections, and use the Reflective Questions on page 12 to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Nadia Jaboneta, Deb Curtis
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