Non validating childhood
This excerpt points out the importance of understanding the role that the development of identity plays in children’s’ later success. A brief narrative story of a family who has a three-year-old child who speaks Chinese at home, and who receives praise from her family because of her ability to speak and understand so much at such a young age.
After entering a child care setting where the teachers speak only English, Mei Mei’s family is told that there are concerns about her English language development.
Gives recommendations and strategies for including, valuing and promoting self-esteem and acceptance of large children in preschool programs.) by Dora Pulido-Tobiassen and Janet Gonzalez-Mena (California Tomorrow, 1999).
This excerpt discusses the racial identity development of White children, and how providers, families and communities can foster strong and health racial identity development in White children. A brief statement about the importance of working from an anti-bias approach with White children, talks about White identity development and the needs White children have in developing racial identity. A story of a woman’s development of her identity as a Mexican-American finding her voice in the midst of much struggle during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
A list of references is included., is written by Carol Brunsen Phillips Day, (California Department of Education, 1995).
The excerpt introduces six concepts about the deep structure of culture, in order to promote an understanding that awareness of these important concepts helps to understand culture as a process.
A parent’s rights to preserve home language, liguisicm, language acquisition, and a commitment to language diversity are all discussed..
Anti-bias trainers of color share their successes, challenges, frustrations and goals in working with other people of color on Anti-bias issues.
Barriers to effective communication between childcare providers and parents are discussed, and approaches for successful communication are offered.This excerpt points out the importance of understanding the role that the development of identity plays in children’s’ later success.Questions such as: ) by Dora Pulido-Tobiassen and Janet Gonzalez-Mena.She remembers being ashamed of her father’s job, and looking back after her father has passed away, she reflects on his hard work and dedication to his family. The author discusses bias incidents and the effect that they have on observers.As agents of anti-bias change, she recommends actions that can be taken to ensure that racist, bias remarks do not go unadreesed, but are supported with opposing messages.
A helpful handout for a workshop with child care providers or teachers working with families who do not speak English..