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.

What Is Anti-Bias Education? from NAEYC.org

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.

Anti-Bias Education from teachingforchange.org

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.

Reimagining School in the Midst of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter

“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

Changing the Discourse in Schools: A Primer for SF-CESS’ iGroup Coaches Training

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.”

Critical Practices for Anti-Bias Education from tolerance.org

Critical Practices for Anti-bias Education is organized into four sections: Instruction, Classroom Culture, Family and Community Engagement, and Teacher Leadership. In each section, you can explore recommended practices, find helpful explanations and learn how each practice connects to anti-bias education. Drill down further for specific strategies you can try in your own classroom.”

Curriculum Guide for An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People

“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.

Cities of Peace Illuminated

“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.”

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