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ERIC Number: ED381243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 189
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-948080-64-7
The Early Years: Laying the Foundations for Racial Equality.
Siraj-Blatchford, Iram
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)
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
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Anti Bias Practices; Equality (Social); Great Britain