publications & projects

training topics

  • 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...
    1. demonstrate self-awareness, confidence, family pride and positive social identities.
    2. express comfort and joy with human diversity; accurate language for human differences; and deep, caring human connections.  
    3. increasingly recognize unfairness, have language to describe unfairness, and understand that unfairness hurts
    4. 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