The Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children developed by Louise Derman-Sparks and the A.B. C. Task Force is an excellent resource and an inexpensive tool for providers and teachers who desire to become better informed about how cultural bias affects children and what they can do about it. The Anti-Bias Curriculum features techniques that can be used to help children of all backgrounds develop healthy self identities, become comfortable with diversity, and learn skills for standing up for self and others in the face of injustice.
Specifically, The Anti-Bias Curriculum examines the need for an anti-bias curriculum and how to create an anti-bias environment. Providers and teachers will learn how to teach about racial differences and similarities, about disabilities, gender identity and cultural differences. They will also learn how to resist stereotyping and discriminatory behavior and how to deal with holidays.
The Anti-Bias Curriculum was developed for the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC) a membership-supported organization of people committed to fostering the growth and development of children from birth through age 8. Membership is open to all who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of young children. For free information about membership, publications or other NAEYC services or to order the Anti-Bias Curriculum(#242)call NAEYC at 202-232-8777 or 800-424-2460 or write to NAEYC, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426.