Cultivating Culturally Responsive Anti Bias Early Educators
Cultivating Culturally Responsive Anti Bias Early Educators, Modules 1-4.
Are teacher preparation programs preparing teachers to work with culturally diverse students? According to Preparing Teachers For Urban Schools: The Role of Pre-Service Experiences and School Context in Classroom Practice Report (2018), 62% of new teachers survey felt unprepared to teach culturally diverse students. This dissertation addresses this question by creating a series of modules that focuses on cultivating culturally responsive anti-bias educators in the early years of education.
Learning Module 1: Introduction to Culturally Responsive Anti-Bias Education
Preservice and in-service teachers are introduced to Culturally Responsive Anti-Bias Education in the Early Years of education. In learning module 1, will use reflective practices to reflect on some of the following questions: why we need culturally responsive anti-bias education in the early years, what is our responsibility as educators to this work, what are the implications of culturally responsive anti-bias education to the classroom.
Learning Module 2: Advancing Equity Culturally Appropriate Preschool Environments
This is a Call To Action! Time to advance equity in the preschool classroom by creating culturally appropriate preschool environments. Learning module 2, explores creating fair and equitable environments, culturally sustaining and humanizing practices, and integrating multicultural content into schools.
Learning Module 3: Getting To Know Your Students
In this module, preservice and in-service teachers get to know their students through their culture, village, and families. Creating anti-bias relationships with students, families, and communities allows teachers to teach learn from their students’ cultures and in return create individualized learning.
Learning Module 4: The Four Core Goals of Anti-Bias Education
The Four Core Goals of Anti-Bias Education is a framework early childhood educators can utilize to become advocates for young children’s Identity, Diversity, Justice, and Activism. Through this framework children gain a sense of their own (and their peers) identity, culture, gender, and ethnicity.