The Key Role of Educators in the Emerging Field of Children’s Racial Learning
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The headlines tell us that in recent years our schools have become a battleground over whether and how to teach our children about race and racism. In EmbraceRace’s recent Reflections on Children's Racial Learning report, they begin to chronicle the counter-narrative, highlighting the emergence of a multi-sectoral field of learning and practice centered on children’s racial learning. The Reflections report provides insights from leading experts in education, parenting, children’s media, healthcare, and social science research on the critical work being done in this emerging field, and on what more can be done to teach children about race in healthy, affirming ways.
During this edWebinar, you learn about why effective guidance and modeling from adults is necessary to help kids overcome the odds of developing racial biases and anxieties and be more prepared to act in ways that help dismantle structural racism. The presenters invite educators to consider how they can join the diverse and growing group of educators, parents, media professionals, healthcare providers, and others who are planting the seeds of healthy racial learning for children across America. In addition, they share ideas and resources for educators who are motivated to help build the field of children’s racial learning.
- 2023 Reflections on Children's Racial Learning - download the full report
- Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years Anti-Bias - Fantastic in-the-classroom film produced by Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo, featuring many fantastic teachers and kids.
- More related educator resources! - a bounty of resources on the science and practice of supporting healthy children's racial learning