Becoming A Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Educator Analysis

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When reading the article “Becoming a Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Educator: A Tool to Support Reflection by Teachers Embarking on the Anti-Bias Journey by Dora W. Chen, John Nimmo, and Heather Fraser,” I learned that I need to be aware that any bias that I might hold even if I am not consciously aware of those biases can affect children’s education. Do I believe that that bias exists in today’s classroom? Yes, I actually do think that bias exists in classrooms and if you think about it there is even bias in how teacher’s might treat girls easier than boys. While reflecting on this article, it reminded me about one of the most important pieces of information I learned in another course.
That bias starts when children are just infants.
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I learned that I am just beginning on being self-aware about any bias that I have and still need to make a conscious effort on some bias. One of the areas that is easy for me is that I am comfortable admitting when I do not know an answer to a question. The one area that actually surprised me was that I was only at a beginning awareness of being able to intervene when someone is excluded. Thinking about that one question made me realize that I need to become more comfortable speaking out. I did notice that for some of the answers I had to put a check mark in the new terrority for me because I do not teach in a classroom.
When I am able to teach in a classroom this guide will help me in creating a classroom that is anti-bias and will also prepare me to better understand any bias that I might hold. It will also be a guide that provides a way to become a better teacher by allowing me to know if I am creating a anti-bias classroom setting for young children. This guide I believe is helpful in the long term because it allows new teachers to be able to understand where they are when creating an anti-bias classroom

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