Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($29.95 Australian dollars. Discount on quantity orders).
Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
This book on an anti-bias approach to early childhood education addresses aspects of diversity such as gender, race, and language within Australian society and provides strategies for working with families and staff to challenge existing attitudes and practices. Key features of the book include case studies showing anti-bias principles in action, questions for discussion and references at the end of each chapter, and a glossary of key terms. The chapters are: (1) "Children and Bias" (Anne Glover); (2) "Creating an Anti-Bias Environment" (Rosemary Green); (3) "Cultural Diversity" (Mary Vajda); (4) "The Gender Factor" (Glenda MacNaughton); (5) "Responding to Special Needs" (Anne Palmer); (6) "Linguistic Diversity" (Leonie Arthur); (7) "Exploring Families; The Diversity and the Issues" (Elizabeth Dau); (8) "Cross-Cultural Challenges in Early Childhood Education" (Emione [Emmy] Kiriakou); (9) "'Men Should Not be Asked to Play Nursemaid to Young Children': Bias in the Workplace" (Margaret Clyde); (10) "Persona Dolls" (Ana Maria Hanley); (11) "Festivals, Holidays, and Community Celebrations: Do They Still Have a Place in Early Childhood Programs?" (Sally Barnes); (12) "Empowering Adults--A Personal Experience" (Veronica Johns); (13) "Parent and Family Focus: An Essential Ingredient" (Anne Stonehouse); (14) "Staff Development: Dealing with Diversity" (Barbara Creaser); and (15) "Developing an Anti-Bias Approach in Program Planning" (Anne Paul). (KDFB)