ERIC Number: ED381243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Early Years: Laying the Foundations for Racial Equality.
Noting that racism is inherent--often in hidden ways--in all aspects of British society and is damaging to all children, this book provides thoughtful and practical support for early childhood workers to help children develop a sense of self-worth and to ensure equality of opportunity for all children. The book identifies the many ways in which young children experience racism; discusses good practice in language development, curriculum development, and working with parents; and identifies the importance of policies that are implemented, and of training and resources to take these policies forward. Sections 1 and 2 of the book are informative and intended to build confidence and understanding of what racism is and how to deal with it positively through day-to-day practice with children. Section 3 is concerned with understanding the British national initiatives that support or hinder equality. The final chapter is a practical discussion of training and should be read in conjunction with the first two sections. The individual chapter titles are: (1) "Young Children and Racial Difference"; (2) "Understanding Racial Inequality"; (3) "Language, Learning and Multilingual Development"; (4) "Creating a Curriculum and Ethos for Racial Equality"; (5) "Parental Involvement: Fostering Confidence and Communication"; (6) "Antiracism: Policy Developments in the Early Years"; (7) "The State in Three Acts" (on institutional racism and reform legislation); and (8) "Training and Resources: The Way Forward." The book concludes with a listing of useful sources and resources for racial equality. Contains 127 references. (HTH)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Childhood Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Parent Participation, Policy Formation, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Self Esteem, Teacher Education
Trentham Books Limited, Westview House, 734 London Road, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England ST4 5NP, United Kingdom (11.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
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Identifiers: Anti Bias Practices; Equality (Social); Great Britain