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Start Seeing Diversity

The Basic Guide to an Anti-Bias Classroom

by Ellen Wolpert

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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.

Ellen Wolpert is the founding director of the Washington-Beech Community Preschool in Boston. Ms. Wolpert currently works for Education Development Center, Inc., in Newton, Massachusetts.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Redleaf Press
Publication Date:
2005
Available in:
Canada, Australia

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read 3 MB
  • Adobe PDF eBook 580.5 KB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 3 MB

Ellen Wolpert (Author)

Ellen Wolpert is the founding director of the Washington Beach Community Preschool in Boston. Ms. Wolpert currently works for Education Development Center, Inc., in Massachusetts.

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