Dismantling Racism Toolkit: Anti-Bias Education and Curriculum
What is anti-bias education, and what does anti-bias curriculum look like? Here are some resources from around the web.
This article provides a fairly in-depth overview of what anti-bias education is, touching on how bias is built into the system, the vision four goals of anti-bias education, why teachers do anti-bias education and more.
This page provides a brief overview of what anti-bias education means, and shares resources for those interested in learning more or developing an anti-bias curriculum.
“While schools have undergone major shifts in their delivery systems – virtual, digital and blended learning during the pandemic — little has shifted in terms of equitable pedagogy in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.” Continue Reading
Excerpt: “Evolving our professional discourse towards that of Discourse II not only aligns with basic Critical Race Theory tenets, but also supports Julian Weissglass’ work related to the healing and restorative power of naming, sharing and making meaning of our truths with each other (Weissglass, 1990). A culture steeped in Discourse II is one in which this healing can take place, as well as one in which the alliance building necessary for real reform is prevalent and nurtured. This work, may be difficult, but the authors share with conviction that educators are up to the task.”
“This curriculum guide accompanies the book An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People (2019) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese. The format of this teacher’s curriculum guide follows each chapter with writing prompts, discussion questions, and learning extensions. The guide follows a sequential pattern and addresses topics as they appear in the book. It also includes a language development section to build Tier 3 historical academic vocabulary to help build learners’ engagement with the text. The curricular framework is based on CCSS-RWH (grades 6-8) with lesson discussions, activities, and suggestions for extension written for middle grades and young adult learners.”
Citizens for Better Indian Education (C4BIE)
Mission Statement: The Coalition for the Betterment of Indian Education is a volunteer group comprised of local and statewide community members, tribal leaders and educators that are building sustainable pathways for students, families, and educators to improve the recruitment and retention of American Indian and Alaska Native students, staff, teachers, and administrators in Oklahoma public schools. Our charge is to help support the professional development for culturally responsive and relationship-based pedagogy for all students, as well as create space for Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty in schools shifting teacher practices and understandings.
Contact them at C4BIEUSA@gmail.com; 918.724.1952.
“Through its paintings, CITIES OF PEACE strives to embrace history with images of beauty, celebrating the greatness of humankind’s achievements. Through its programs and policies, CITIES OF PEACE inspires participants, communities and global audiences to act to protect, develop and improve critical urban centers throughout the world.”