The Importance Of Anti-Bias Education

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Throughout the article written by Derman-Sparks and Edwards they discuss the importance of anti-bias education so that every child can succeed to the fullest. In the article written by York, he discusses the significance of preventing prejudice and stereotypes in an early childhood classroom. Derman-Sparks and Edwards converse about how why teachers do anti-bias education and how it will benefit children in the long run. On the other hand, York tells us about childhood development and research on children and their knowledge on human development. We can see that these two articles differ seeing that one discusses the importance of keeping prejudice out of the classroom and the other examines anti-bias education and how it will assist children. …show more content…
I believe that these articles are incredibly important because it discusses the various ways to involve children in the real world. Both articles consider very controversial issues in society today and the different ways we can teach/inform children about them. For example, children pick up the ethics and theories associated with the differences of people, which is why our society becomes racist. This is something, we as teachers, need to learn to control and talk about openly in our classrooms so that children will learn that this is the wrong way to approach things. This leads into the article written by Derman-Sparks and Edwards. They discuss why anti-bias education is so important in a classroom. It’s important because issues like prejudice and racism will come about in a classroom as children are getting older and we need to know how to approach these things. Anti-bias education tells us that children will learn human differences, self-awareness, recognize unfairness, and demonstrate empowerment. Anti-bias education relates back to the article written by York, which discusses racism and prejudice. The steps involved with anti-bias education will promote children to avoid developing stereotypes. These articles will definitely impact my own teaching in the future because students will learn how to address controversial issues when they grow older and simply learn the human …show more content…
The embodiment of life, liberty, and happiness, children are original blessings, here to learn their own song. Every girl and boy is entitled to love, to dream, and belong to a loving “village.” And to pursue a life of purpose.” This quote was very powerful to me and will definitely affect my teaching in the future. I believe that all students must be treated equally and respectfully to fully succeed in not only their education, but also their life. Like stated here, every child is completely deserving of love, to love, and to dream. Overall, I think these articles gave me a much better understanding of how I should first address my classroom with certain issues and how to make sure that every child is treated

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