ERIC Number: ED423319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Unlearning Discrimination in the Early Years.
With guidance and support even young children can actively challenge unfairness and learn not to discriminate. They can be taught to unlearn the misconceptions and stereotypical thinking they have absorbed from their environments. This book provides practical ways teachers can teach young children about racism and other forms of discrimination: cultural discrimination, homophobia, sexism, and ablism (the attitudes that deny the disabled equal rights and opportunities). In the British context, "Black" is used in this book to refer to various peoples whose skin color indicates a non-European ancestry. Relevant theory and research are discussed, and examples of good practice in teaching children to unlearn discrimination are given. The following chapters are included: (1) "Not Too Young To Learn"; (2) "Anti-Discriminatory Practice Is Good Practice"; (3) "Learning the Anti-Discriminatory Way"; (4) "Language Matters"; (5) "Not Too Young To Decide?"; (6) "Building Bridges"; (7) "Not Too Old To Learn"; and (8) "Resourcing for Equality." The resources chapter includes suppliers of positive images, supportive organizations, and some relevant videos. A bibliography of 129 sources is included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Social Discrimination, Stereotypes, Teaching Methods, Young Children
Trentham Books Limited, Westview House, 734 London Road, Oakhill, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England ST4 5NP (paperback: ISBN-1-85856-122-1; clothbound: ISBN-1-85856-121-3).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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