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Anti-Bias Education Quality Improvement Measures

  • 1.  Anti-Bias Education Quality Improvement Measures

    Posted 10-09-2020 04:58 PM
    I'm looking to start an Anti-Bias Education initiative in my preschool program, but I'd like to be able to provide teachers with some kind of structured guidance. I would like a tool that would give me measures to indicate improvement in implementing the program over time. I'd like something that blends standards for materials  perhaps found in ECERS, with the interactions you'd be looking for, like in the CLASS. Is anyone aware of anything like this? Thanks in advance for your assistance!

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    Amy Gottschamer
    Executive Director
    Googols of Learning Child Development Center
    Lawrence KS
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  • 2.  RE: Anti-Bias Education Quality Improvement Measures

    Posted 10-11-2020 07:08 AM
    In my research, I found BARWE has the most comprehensive anti-racism program for teachers. It is endorsed by the abolitionist teaching network and runs on a grant from teaching tolerance;  all anti-racist organizations. Anyone can start a BARWE group at your school and the whole month by month program is laid out for you.
    Additionally, the program is free but participants are expected to donate what they can. 
    Good luck!
    Chris
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    Chris Shaw
    she/her
    Early Childhood Educator
    The Hartsbrook School
    193 Bay Road
    Hadley, Ma 01007
    (413) 549-1908 





  • 3.  RE: Anti-Bias Education Quality Improvement Measures

    Posted 10-11-2020 09:41 AM
    Is the BARWE developmentally appropriate/designed for preschool aged children (3-5)? I thought it was more for school age?

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    Marianne Canter
    Director, ECIS
    Gurney Preschool
    Chagrin Falls OH
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  • 4.  RE: Anti-Bias Education Quality Improvement Measures

    Posted 10-11-2020 01:00 PM
    BARWE teaches white teachers to be anti-racist, not how to teach children to be anti-racist. White teachers have to address our own bias before we can begin to consider way to address bias in the other.
     

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    Chris Shaw
    she/her
    Early Childhood Educator
    The Hartsbrook School
    193 Bay Road
    Hadley, Ma 01007
    (413) 549-1908 





  • 5.  RE: Anti-Bias Education Quality Improvement Measures

    Posted 10-13-2020 09:43 AM
    "The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special  will be available on HBO Max and PBS Kids starting Thursday, October 15. Please check your local listings. Watch with your family to learn how you can become upstanders against racism."

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    Susan Waldman
    Practice Based Coach
    Communities United Inc
    Lexington MA
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  • 6.  RE: Anti-Bias Education Quality Improvement Measures

    Posted 10-14-2020 07:21 AM
    Thank you so much for sharing that link to The Power of We. I'm going to share it with the families I work with!

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    Aubrey Boyles
    Montpelier VT
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  • 7.  RE: Anti-Bias Education Quality Improvement Measures

    Posted 10-14-2020 10:23 AM
    Thanks for sharing this- I immediately emailed information to our families- it will be released 10/15.

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    Pamela McCullough
    Director
    GSCC
    Holland PA
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