Unlearning Discrimination in the Early Years


This book encourages readers to actively contribute to the difficult but exciting process of challenging discrimination. Examples highlight the fact that young children understand discriminatory issues when encouraged to do so but readily absorb prevailing stereotypical notions when they are not.



Some of the anti-discriminatory principles underpinning the book include:

  • Inclusive educational practice involves developing empowering relationships built on trust, respect and an appreciation of diversity.
  • All children are entitled to equality of access and treatment and to be able to learn from a stimulating culturally appropriate curriculum.
  • We have a responsibility to support children’s learning and to help them unlearn the prejudices and discriminatory attitudes they absorb from the world around them.

Louise Derman-Sparks in the foreword suggests:
If you choose the path of undoing discrimination in Early Years care and education, then this wise and informative book is for you.

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Unlearning Discrimination in the Early Years

Additional information

Dimensions 1.3 × 15.2 × 23.5 cm

Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Trentham Books Ltd (1 May 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1858561221
ISBN-13: 978-1858561226