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ERIC Number: EJ1417488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Equity and Inclusion in Early Learning Environments: Fostering Relationships, Representation, and Respect
William Harper-Hooper IV; Amy J. Samuels; Gregory L. Samuels
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v52 n1 p8-13 2024
This article presents a framework that considers how relationships, representation, and respect can be prioritized, presented, and nurtured in early learning environments to support and foster equity and inclusion. This simultaneously supports an enhanced sense of belonging and creates an environment where students feel valued and respected. As an encompassing approach, the components of the framework should be considered in both curricular and pedagogical decisions and practices, where teachers reflect upon: (1) what they are teaching; (2) how students interpret and receive what is being taught; and (3) how the learning experience interacts with and enhances students' experiences and understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A