For the past 20 years, the first edition of Anti-Bias Education has
been the single most influential text on early childhood anti-bias
education. This long-awaited, updated edition adds new chapters, voices
from the field, and questions for reflection throughout. As the
introduction states, “Anti-bias work provides teachers a way to examine
and transform their understanding of children’s lives and also do
self-reflective work to more deeply understand their own lives.” Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves is an essential resource for any educator who wants to achieve these goals.
— Rethinking Schools
The eagerly awaited successor to the influential Anti-Bias Curriculum! Become a skilled anti-bias teacher with this volume’s practical guidance to confronting and eliminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity; most importantly, find tips for helping staff and children respect each other, themselves, and all people.
Over the last two decades, educators across the nation and around the world have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in anti-bias work. The result is a richer and more nuanced articulation of what is important in anti-bias education. Individual chapters focus on culture and language, racial identity, family structures, gender identity, economic class, different abilities, holidays, and more.
"In this wonderful and long-awaited second edition, the authors compellingly invite early childhood educators to learn and reflect and to teach in new and daring ways. Their penetrating analyses and vivid, honest stories inspire all of us to challenge our assumptions and to work together to create a more just and equitable world."
— Patricia G. Ramsey, Professor, Mount Holyoke College