This course includes an analysis of the many contexts and variables related to an individual’s socialization process and how these factors impact on one’s work with children and families. Using an anti-bias approach, the class will examine and discuss topics related to ethnicity, religion, race, sex, disability and lifestyles as represented in schools and society at large. Students will gain greater understanding of their own attitudes toward groups other than their own and apply this knowledge to their work with young children, including creating spaces and curriculum for children and families that are free from bias. Applicable to the Child Development Permit Master Teacher multicultural specialization. Relevant for teachers, parents and others who work with families and children.
Recommended Preparation: None
3 UNITS: 3 hours lecture