Leading Anti-Bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change (Early Childhood Education) (Paperback)
With a focus on the leader's role in initiating and sustaining anti-bias education in programs for young children and their families, this book is both a stand-alone text and a perfect companion for Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. It emphasizes that this work is not only about changing curriculum, but requires thoughtful, strategic, long-term planning that addresses all components of an early childhood program. With a powerful combination of conceptual frameworks, strategies, and practical tools, Louise Derman-Sparks, renowned expert on anti-bias education, together with experienced early childhood directors Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo, explain the structural and individual changes leaders must foster. Featuring the authors' extensive experience in the field, supplemented with insights from other anti-bias educators, they build on and expand current thinking about best early childhood leadership practices. This is an essential resource for anti-bias education leaders engaged in change in the wide range of early childhood care and education settings.
- The principles, guidelines, and strategies needed for school- and program-wide transformation.
- Activities for working with teachers and families to integrate an anti-bias approach.
- Strategies for supporting and strengthening the leader's ability to initiate and sustain anti-bias education change, including resources to increase staff skills for implementing anti-bias education with children.
- Tools for assessing anti-bias education progress and managing mandated standards and assessments.
About the Author
Louise Derman-Sparks is an international consultant on anti-bias education with children and adults, co-author of What if All the Kids are White? Second Edition and Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves. Debbie LeeKeenan is a consultant and visiting professor of early childhood education at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, and retired long-time director of the Eliot-Pearson Children's School, Tufts University. John Nimmo is an early childhood consultant and educator, former director of the Child Study and Development Center, and associate professor of family studies at the University of New Hampshire, and coauthor of Emergent Curriculum.