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Constructive and Critical Conversations about Diversity and Culture in ECE

Constructive and Critical Conversations about Diversity and Culture in ECE

 

Course Description

Social injustice harms children. Young children should be able to participate in their classroom environments and see not only themselves and their families, but a multitude of people representing diverse abilities, social classes, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and family types. In this workshop, we will explore how to make this happen in our programs.

 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this presentation participants will be able to:

  1. Identify approaches to young children’s learning and reactions to diversity, in addition to age-appropriate strategies for the implementation of an anti-bias curriculum in the classroom
  2. Examine their own classroom settings by utlizing the NAEYC’s Checklist for Assessing the Visual Material Environment and 10 Quick Ways to Analyze Instructional Materials for Bias
  3. Utilize key terms used in an Anti-bias, Multicultural Education as a starting point for the development of activities in their own settings
  4. Recognize the importance of culturally responsive practices in all aspects of young children’s learning
  5. Develop strategies to embed social justice in the rhythm of their programs

 

Instructor

Teresa Ashford