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A Commitment to Equity: Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves

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The Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center and the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education are launching a new initiative to advance Social Justice in Education. Join us for the first of these offerings at our two-day workshop, A Commitment to Equity: Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves.

Young children’s self-identity and behavior are influenced by biases in our diverse society. Anti-Bias Education is a social justice framework that offers early childhood educators a variety of strategies to help children learn to be proud of themselves and their families, respect a range of human differences, recognize unfairness and bias, and speak up for the rights of others (Derman-Sparks & Edwards, 2010).

This two-day workshop is for teachers who work with young children, from toddlers through third grade. Educators will learn what is an Anti-Bias Education approach; basic teacher tools; specific curriculum ideas that counter biases related to race, ethnicity, religion, class, gender, family structures, or differing abilities. Woven through this workshop will be self-reflection activities to help educators think critically about their own experiences, which will strengthen their ability to work effectively with children and families from all backgrounds.

A $160 registration fee includes your copy of Anti-Bias Education: For Young Children and Ourselves by Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards.