PRACTICE GUIDE: EQUALITY & DIVERSITY

An eight-part guide for early years practitioners on successfully implementing anti-bias practice and supporting young children to value equality and diversity, by Anne O'Connor.

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Equality and Diversity: Part 1 - Introduction

Teaching young children to overcome bias and challenge prejudice is a process that must start with early years practitioners reflecting on their own attitudes, says Anne O'Connor.

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Equality and Diversity: Part 2 - Gender

Treating males and females as equal is not always easy in early years settings dealing with an unbalanced workforce and families' different cultural beliefs, says...

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Equality and Diversity: Part 3 - Age

Early years settings can do much to counteract the negative images and words attached to age groups in our society, but practitioners must question themselves first,...

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Equality & Diversity: Part 4 - Sexual orientation

Mixed and biased messages that even young children can pick up about sexual orientation are more prevalent and more damaging than many people might think, says Anne...

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Equality and Diversity: Part 5 - Race and ethnicity

The harmful effects of bias based upon a person's or group's ethnicity, and positive ways to overcome it in early years practice, are explained by Anne O'Connor....

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Equality & Diversity: Part 6 - Language & Culture

Early years practitioners have a key role to play in helping children understand the nature and equality of the different languages and cultures in British society,...

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Equality & Diversity: Part 7 - Faith & Belief

Faith is deeply integral to many aspects of society and holding occasional celebrations in the nursery will not be enough to teach children about different cultures,...

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Equality & Diversity: Part 8 - Ability

The difficulties that a child has with being 'different' are not the result of the difference but of the ways people see them and institutions provide for them,...