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Anti-Bias

bundle anti bias internationalThis 3rd edition of The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood is a celebration! This edition revisits and builds upon the content from the two previous editions to include research and practice that has shaped early childhood over the past 15 years. The pages of this edition hold the stories of the original editor - Elizabeth Dau along with many of the original contributors. Also nestled in these pages are the stories of over 50 early childhood educators who share their powerful stories of anti-bias curriculum approaches. The content of this book is essential to everyone in the early childhood community as we work together to make children’s lives beautiful and inclusive in pursuit of a fair and equitable world.

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The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood
3rd Edition
Edited by Red Ruby Scarlet

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The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood
3rd Edition
Edited by Red Ruby Scarlet 

Online Version

+ Hard Copy with International Postage Included

The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood
3rd Edition
Edited by Red Ruby Scarlet 

 


 

About The Editor

About The Editor

Dr Red Ruby Scarlet is an activist, artist, early childhood teacher-researcher, consultant and academic. Red has been working in early childhood for over 25 years and is devoted to creative, imaginative, inclusive practices that promote dignity and integrity in early childhood. Red has developed curriculum and learning frameworks nationally and internationally. Red has published widely foregrounding the stories of the numerous ‘teacher-research’ and ‘research with children’ projects Red has lead and contributed to across the world.

Red is currently the Creative Director of MultiVerse – an organisation devoted to creating professional development and resourcing for early childhood that is committed to arts, anti-bias approaches, inclusive pedagogies, and curriculum. Red plays a leadership role in the Social Justice In Early Childhood group.


Table of Contents

Foreword Jill Huntley, Glenda MacNaughton and Christine Woodrow
About the Editor
About the Contributors
Acknowledgements

CHAPTERS
INTRODUCTION
Red Ruby Scarlet
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Jessica Staines
1. CHILDREN AND BIAS
Anne Glover
2. CREATING ANTI-BIAS ENVIRONMENTS: RETHINKING, RESHAPING AND RECONFIGURING
Red Ruby Scarlet and Doug Fargher
3. CLAIMING A NEW SPACE FOR MULTICULTURALISM IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PRACTICE
Catharine Hydon and Rukmini Bose-Rahman
4. THE GENDER FACTOR: CONTINUING THE DIALOGUE
Sheralyn Campbell, Kylie Smith and Kate Alexander
5. MOTHER GOOSE GOES TO MARDI GRAS: CONNECTING WITH LGBT+ FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
Brian Newman
6. EMBRACING DIVERSITY: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CHILDREN WHO EXPERIENCE DISABILITY
Kathy Cologon, Amanda Niland, Aliza Salvador, Meike Mackenzie and Virginia Artinian
7. DIVERSE LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS
Leonie Arthur and Jacqueline D’warte
8. EXPLORING FAMILIES: THE DIVERSITY AND THE ISSUES
Elizabeth Dau
9. CROSS-CULTURAL CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Melinda G. Miller and Julia Mascadri
10. MASCULINITIES AND MEN IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: RECONCEPTUALISING OUR THEORY AND PRACTICE
Michael McGirr
11. REVISITING CELEBRATIONS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
Elizabeth Dau and Kerryn Jones
12. THE CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES OF LNDIGENOUS PARENTS AS DECOLONISERS OF ‘MAINSTREAM’ EARLY CHILDHOOD SPACES IN MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
Sue Atkinson
13. WHOSE FAMILY IS THIS? LOOKING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
Leanne Gibbs
14. DEVELOPING CRITICAL THINKING AND ACTIVISM
Kerryn Jones
15. REIMAGINING ANTI-BIAS EDUCATION AS WORLDLY-ENTANGLEMENT
Jayne Osgood, Red Ruby Scarlet, Awilda Longstocking, Jean de Clisson and Gráinne O’Malley
16. ANTI-BIAS CURRICULUM: ART COMES BEFORE THE IDEA AND AFTER IT
Felicity McArdle and Al Ohlsen
17. WORLDLY INFANT BELONGINGS: POWER, AGENCY, AND THE INCLUSION OF INFANCY IN THEORISING PRACTICE
Kathrine Whitty
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Annette Sax
20. IN SICKNESS AND IN DEATH
Jill Huntley
21. EMPOWERING ADULTS: A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
Veronica Johns
22. ANTI-BIAS APPROACHES AS ‘PUBLIC PEDAGOGIES’: SHIMMERS OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD GROUP
Red Ruby Scarlet and Anthony Semann
23. #AMICOLOURBLIND
Kathy Gelding
24. EQUITY IN THE EVERYDAY: STORIES AND REFLECTIONS
Felicity Barclay
25. REFUGEES, ASYLUM SEEKERS AND AN ANTI-BIAS APPROACH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
Trish Highfield, Mark Goudkamp and Artwork by Liv
26. LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD: WHAT HAVE I LEARNT ABOUT BECOMING AND BEING AN ADVOCATE AND ACTIVIST?
Anne Kennedy
27. IN THE PURSUIT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: METHODOLOGIES FOR GROWING LEADERSHIP AND MOBILISING CHANGE
Christine Woodrow
28. TWENTY FIRST CENTURY PERSPECTIVES, CHANGING FAMILIES, CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS
Jennifer Ribarovski and Vanessa Davison
29. BECOMING ITALIAN: HOW LEARNING A LANGUAGE SPEAKS TO DIVERSITY
Siobhán Hannan
30. THE IMPACT OF GOVERNMENTAL REFORM ON ANTI-BIAS IDENTITIES
Rebecca Simpson-Dal Santo
31. RACE AND GENDER IN UNITED STATES EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTINGS: RESEARCHER REFLECTIONS
Flora Farago and Beth Blue Swadener
32. THE MATTER OF LIVES: TOWARDS AN EVERYDAY POLITICS OF ACTION
Marianne Bloch and Chelsea Bailey
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY


 

Testimonials Anti-Bias

SAMANTHA PAGE, CEO Early Childhood Australia

SAMANTHA PAGE, CEO Early Childhood Australia

“Congratulations to Dr Red Ruby Scarlet on this latest edition of the highly regarded book ‘The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood’. It is heart-warming to see the continued legacy of Elizabeth Dau and Barbara Creaser, two champions of early childhood education and social justice, who first published this book over 20 years ago. I particularly like the quote ‘speak truth to power’ hand written by Elizabeth on a note to the second edition – it is such a humble call to action but succinctly captures the moral imperative to be brave and speak up to effect change, even when that is hard to do or makes us feel uncomfortable.

Australian society has changed substantially in recent decades, some biases have narrowed while others have widened and new ones have emerged. Research has strengthened the evidence base not only in relation to the importance of inclusion, social cohesion and valuing diversity but also on the knowledge and practice that early childhood educators need in order to deliver early childhood programs that allow all children to thrive now and in the future. This latest edition has a wealth of new material that will challenge readers to rethink their practices from a social-justice perspective and reimagine them as opportunities for inclusion. It will also help to inform the work of policy makers, researchers and those responsible for training the next generation of educators. We owe a debt to all involved – thank you."


Professor Jennifer Sumsion, Foundation Professor of Early Childhood Education, Charles Sturt University Director, Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE)

“This magnificent and timely 3rd edition of the Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood is without doubt a worthy successor to the earlier editions. Continuing the strong and unwavering commitment to social justice for which those editions were so well respected, it brings a rich array of contemporary lenses to current and ongoing challenges. The insightful contributions of so many highly regarded authors − early childhood researchers, practitioners, social justice activists, and those who ‘wear multiple hats’ − highlight the depth and diversity of endeavours to address inequities and injustices. This provocative, powerful and inspirational book is essential reading for those seeking to work with children, families, communities and others to collectively create a more equitable and hospitable world."