ERIC Number: EJ770919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 20
Know Where You Stand and Stand There: Everyday Advocacy for Children of Diversity
Fennimore, Beatrice S.
Childhood Education, v83 n5 p294 2007
This article reviews ways in which early childhood educators can be advocates for the many children whose diversities bring them face to face with suffering and injustice. Educators' professional advocacy can focus continually on specific ways in which schools or programs should reflect caring and fairness to all children, regardless of circumstance. Strengthened by their persistent efforts in the educational setting, teachers who are advocates will find many ways to express a personal stance on child advocacy in the larger society. Their open and well-established dedication to advocacy can inspire other educators and community members to take a stance on issues involving children and social justice.
Descriptors: Justice, Child Advocacy, Student Diversity, Minority Groups, School Role, Educational Environment, Equal Education, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Social Values, Ethics, Early Childhood Education, High Risk Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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