Anti-Bias Teaching Strategies Research Paper

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The research showed that many young people enter the elementary classroom with a number of biases, stereotypes and prejudices already firmly in place. Overcoming this deeply held beliefs requires more than a casual reference to "everyone is equal" and rather requires a concerted effort on the part of classroom teachers to bring these biases out into the open where they can be evaluated for their validity and misperceptions about others dispelled. In the final analysis, it is reasonable to conclude that to the extent that anti-bias curricular offerings are provided will be the extent to which young people grow up unfettered by these erroneous beliefs about other people.


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Appendix A

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Ajmera, M. (1999). To be a kid. Boston: Charlesbridge Publishing.

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This book is replete with colorful photographs celebrating the universal activities of children around the world ranging from being carried on a parent's shoulders to playing ball. Irrespective of the language or culture involved, the book makes it clear that young people are much the same around the world.

Bunting, E. (2006). One green apple. New York: Clarion Books.

A young Muslim girl goes on a field trip with her class in the U.S. To pick apples on the first day of school. The book describes the problems experienced by the young Muslim girl due to language differences but she learns that everyone laughs in the same language.

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Bursten, F. (1993). The dancer. New York: Bradbury Press.

The bi-racial daughter of a Latina mother and Japanese father living in the U.S. wants to be a ballerina. The book describes the city in Japanese, Spanish, and English as the father and his daughter walk to ballet class. The lively narrative, racial details, and clear illustrations make this book appropriate for young readers 2-1/2-year through 8 years.

Dooley, N. (1992). Everybody cooks rice. New York: Scholastic.

This book describes how different people from different ethnicities in a single neighborhood cook rice in a number of different ways. The book also depicts racial identities and economic class, and even provides recipes for the rice dishes presented.

Hamanaka, S. (1994). All the colors of the earth. New York: Morrow Junior Books.

This lavishly illustrated story-poem concerns how all skin colors are really "the color of love"; the books also discusses non-stereotypical gender and disabilities.

Hoffman, M. (1991). Amazing Grace. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Even though the other children tell her that she cannot play Peter Pan in the school play because she is black, Grace believes she can do anything including playing Peter Pan which she does. The book also describes non-stereotypical gender, economic class, and family structure.

Morris, A. (2003). Grandma Hekmatt remembers. Brookfield, CN: Millbrook Press.

This is a photo book concerning a Muslim family that emigrates from Egypt to the U.S. To make a new home. Although intended for older readers, the photography is top-notch and the pictures tell the story about racial identify and family structure.

Naimh, B.R. (2002). The swirling hijaab. New York: Mantra Lingua Publishing.

This book concerns a 4-year-old Muslim girl whose imagination helps her explore all of the wondrous things in life she can grow up to be while she plays with her mother's traditional head scarf (the book is available in English as well as Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Panjabi, Portuguese, Pushtu, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, and Urdu.

Rattigan J.K. (1993). Dumpling soup. New York: Little, Brown & Co.

A young girl from a multi-ethnic Hawaiian family join family members including aunts and grandmothers in the home's kitchen to make dumplings destined for the traditional dumpling soup that is being made for the family's traditional New Year's Eve celebration. This book discusses racial identities, family structure, and holidays.

Reiser, L. (1993). Margaret and Margarita. New York: Greenwillow Books.

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