Anti-Bias Education at Work
Updated: Jun 14, 2021
Anti-bias education is a commitment to equity and social justice in the classroom. Strong early learning programs, rooted in equity, empower anti-bias teachers with tools to observe, think critically, and reflect on their bias and interactions.
Recently, the Southwest Early Learning Bilingual Preschool (SWEL) and Epiphany Early Learning Preschool (EELP), both Chapters of SCCS, were asked to open their classroom doors and share their distinguished anti-bias education practices with Debbie LeeKeenan, John Nimmo, and Filiz Efe McKinney, makers of the film, "Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years". The diversity of SCCS programs reveal that there is no one effective way to implement anti-bias education, although the four goals of anti-bias education as published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, serve as a strong foundation and guide.
"This conversation shifts the focus away from the talking heads of experts and on to the voices of teachers committed to equity on a daily basis."
*Quote from antibiasleadersece.com VIEW "Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years" here, Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years - Anti-Bias Leaders in Early Childhood Education (antibiasleadersece.com)
Still image depicting footage at Southwest Early Learning Bilingual Preschool (SWEL) for "Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years"