publications & projects
- Social Justice Standards: The Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework (Principle Author)
- Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education (Project Manager)
- Foundations in Diversity and Equity Work
- Anti-bias Education in the Early Grades
- Anti-bias Learning Standards for K-12 Education
- Anti-bias Practices for the Whole School
- Prejudice Reduction and Collective Action: Moving from Identity and Diversity to Justice and Action
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pedagogy & philosophy
- Anti-bias education must take root during early childhood and continue with a sustained and intentional focus through Grade 12.
- The impact of anti-bias education is stronger when adults are engaged in reflective practice and anti-bias professional development.
- Anti-bias education is framed by four domains— identity, diversity, justice and action—and requires work in each area.
- The 4 goals of anti-bias education* are that all children...
- demonstrate self-awareness, confidence, family pride and positive social identities.
- express comfort and joy with human diversity; accurate language for human differences; and deep, caring human connections.
- increasingly recognize unfairness, have language to describe unfairness, and understand that unfairness hurts
- demonstrate empowerment and the skills to act, with others or alone, against prejudice and/or discrimination.
*Louise Derman-Sparks & Julie Olsen Edwards, 2010. Anti-Bias Education for Young Children & Ourselves. Washington DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children. p.xiv
areas of interest
integrating anti-bias education across grade levels and subject areas; training teachers in the Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework; connecting the goals of prejudice reduction and multiculturalism with those of collective action and social justice; using literature in anti-bias curriculum