The primary focus of this special issue of Young Children is teachers’ decision making and actions within the social and cultural context of developmentally appropriate practice as it pertains to Black children.
This article outlines some of the factors that contribute to the achievement gap between African Americans and White Americans and ends with recommendations for educators, administrators, and policy makers to help equalize educational opportunities.
Barbara T. Bowman, James P. Comer, David J. Johns
This article, along with the suggested resources, provides a starting point for teachers and families seeking to do the important work of supporting young children’s learning and understanding about race and racism.
In this article, we argue that creating engaging early math-learning opportunities is critical, especially for African American boys, and we recommend choosing materials and designing environments to optimize early math learning.
The four authors describe and reflect on a cross-cultural and international exchange of data about inquiry-based teaching and learning between preschool-age children’s science engagement in the West Bank and in San Francisco.
Isauro M. Escamilla, Buad Khales, Daniel R. Meier, Martha Melgoza
By age 4, children can begin connecting activities about social justice holidays to their own experiences with unfairness and fairness. Here are some ideas and tips that can be used by teachers and families.
I had the privilege and pleasure of welcoming Ruby Bridges to NAEYC’s 2015 Annual Conference and hearing her opening address. Her remarks about the difference one teacher can make have stayed with me every moment since.