ERIC Number: ED443537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
That's Not Fair! A Teacher's Guide to Activism with Young Children.
Pelo, Ann; Davidson, Fran
Noting that young children have a natural sense of what is and is not fair, this guide is intended to help teachers develop an anti-bias curriculum using children's sense of fairness to guide them toward social activism. The book provides stories of children's experiences as activists, coupled with first-person accounts of teachers' experiences and reflections. Interspersed throughout are songs for young children about fairness and activism. The chapters are: (1) "Gathering Knowledge for the Journey: Guidebooks and Road Maps," describing the anti-bias approach as a foundation for activism and eliciting reflection regarding activism readiness; (2) "Preparing the Travelers: Fostering Dispositions for Activism in Young Children," focusing on providing learning experiences that lay the foundation for activism projects; (3) "The Journey Begins: An Activism Project Emerges," discussing steps for cultivating an activism project; (4) "Travelers' Aid: Planning and Provisioning for an Activism Project," focusing on teachers' roles in guiding activism projects; (5) "Traveling Companions: Involving Families in Activism Projects," discussing how parents' values can be acknowledged and included, and presenting partnership-building strategies; (6) "The Journey Ends: Concluding an Activism Project," focusing on effective ways to end projects; and (7) "Rest Stops and Other Oases: Finding Support," providing suggestions for supporting activism with young children. The book lists approximately 150 resources and references dealing with anti-bias and diversity education for teachers, and supporting children's dispositions for activism, as well as books for children on activism and on similarities and differences. (KB)
Descriptors: Activism, Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Personality, Preschool Curriculum, Social Action, Songs, Student Projects, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Values Education, Young Children
Redleaf Press, 450 North Syndicate, Suite 5, St. Paul, MN 55104-4125 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A