The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood (4th ed)


Edited by Dr Red Ruby Scarlet

The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood, now in its 4th Edition, continues to build momentum for centring equity, tackling bias and creating beautiful ethical learning experiences and environments with and for children in the early years. Featuring many new contributors who generously share their inspiring stories, directly from the classroom, walking us through their thinking, negotiating and practice processes of how they have been exploring anti-bias approaches in current times.

This edition also highlights contributions from children telling their stories about their experiences of childhood in a changing world. New to the anti-bias issues addressed is a focus on climate change and the ways children experience it as part of their worlds, working with children with intersex variations, gender diversity, and equitable learning environments beyond the classroom into cities and the bush. It is eclectic.

The edition is lovingly embraced by Acknowledgments of Country and holds steadfast to Indigenous self-determination and leadership. New research focusing in gender identities, challenging ableism, diverse abilities, diverse languages and advocacy partnerships ground the practices they illustrate.

The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood 4th Edition introduces a revised version of the anti-bias goals to reflect the changing nature of contemporary identities and how they are expressed. It also features a new set of Anti-Bias Actions to guide expression and integration of anti-bias approaches across operational and curriculum practices. The book is tied together by a fresh look at anti-bias curriculum guided by the Anti-Bias Goals and the Anti-Bias Actions.

It is a culturally textured collation of accessible research, practice and theory all in pursuit of creating beautifully inclusive education where children flourish in all of their diversities and differences towards critical inclusion.

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About the Editor

Dr Red Ruby Scarlet is an activist, artist, early childhood teacher-researcher, consultant and academic. Red has been working in early childhood for over 25 years and is devoted to creative, imaginative, inclusive practices that promote dignity and integrity in early childhood. Red is currently the Creative Director of MultiVerse – an organisation devoted to creating professional development and resourcing for early childhood that is committed to arts, anti-bias approaches, inclusive pedagogies, and curriculum. Red plays a leadership role in the Social Justice In Early Childhood group.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 29.6 × 20.9 cm








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