Anti-Bias Education in the Early Childhood Classroom provides a useful, clearly outlined guide for implementing anti-bias and anti-oppression practices in early childhood education settings. Throughout the book, you’ll find:
- Stories from the field
- Strategies for keeping teaching practices in touch with growing social justice movements
- Tasks and questions to spark your professional growth in this important area
Katie Kissinger uses her personal experience as a longtime educator to highlight both the challenges and the potential for transformative learning in the anti-bias classroom, and gives other teachers the tools they need to create classrooms that welcome all students and families.
Katie Kissinger is an educator, author, and activist for social change. She has been teaching children and adults from an anti-bias/anti-oppression perspective for 30 years. She works as an Adjunct College Instructor and an Education Consultant for Social Justice. She is the author of the bestselling children’s book All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color.
This powerful book, full of action strategies, provides everything you ever needed to know about teaching young children—and adults—about bias and diversity. Drawing from her own diverse experiences, Katie Kissinger invites us to "join others in an effort to create a world where every person can feel safe and welcome to be who they are."
—Elizabeth Jones, Faculty emerita, Pacific Oaks College
This thoughtful, provocative book offers guidance and encouragement for educators as they take up anti-bias and anti-oppression work. The book's intimate, conversational style invites readers to think about ways to integrate social justice teaching and learning that align with current campaigns for justice in areas like transgender rights and the Black Lives Matter movement. Katie emphasizes the importance of educators' ongoing development as anti-oppression activists, calling us all—beginners, allies, and activists—to move steadily forward in creating communities for children, families, and educators that are just, joyful, and embracing.
—Ann Pelo, teacher educator, program consultant, and editor of Rethinking Early Childhood Education