White Early Childhood Educators Discussing Race and Gender: What’s There and what’s Missing?
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The current study explored anti-bias practices surrounding race and gender of two White, female early childhood educators working with 4.5-5 year-old children. A survey measuring racial and gender attitudes was administered; educators were interviewed and observed. Although racial diversity was present in books and classroom materials, educators largely took a colormute approach –race was visible, but not audible. However, based on the survey data, both educators disagreed with colorblind ideologies. Educators felt comfortable countering gender-stereotypes; however, they also reinforced stereotypes through the use of gender labels. Survey responses indicated that educators were not aware of these practices
Farago, Flora, "White Early Childhood Educators Discussing Race and Gender: What’s There and what’s Missing?" (2017). Faculty Publications. 40.
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