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Anti-Bias Education Theory

An anti-bias approach puts diversity and equity goals and practice at the center of all aspects of a program’s organization and daily life. Children’s developing identities and their questions, observations, and ideas about diversity and bias are an integral part of the daily curriculum. The four core learning goals of anti-bias education are designed to foster accurate, positive social identities in children, while either preventing or mitigating the harm caused by institutional and individual misinformation, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. They are meant for children of all social identity groups and apply to all the many kinds of human diversity. Each goal interacts with and builds on the others. As stated in Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves, published by the National Association for the ...

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