CR003 PART 1 AND 2 PERFORMANCE TASK . CR003 PART 1 AND 2 PERFORMANCE TASK
In order to be an effective early childhood educator and anti-bias advocate, it is necessary, first and foremost, to recognize and challenge one’s own biases. While this may not seem difficult on a surface level, there are, in fact, various strategies and practices for recognizing the overt and more subtle or covert biases one may possess.
In two to three pages, address the following:
- Describe yourself, including any relevant information about your own social identity and culture. Explain how your own identity and/or culture might influence your professional practice. If applicable, share your own experiences with privilege, oppression, and/or bias.
- Identify three strategies that you will use in order to explore and overcome your own biases.
- Explain why you chose these strategies and how exploring and overcoming your own biases can positively impact the children and families with whom you work.
Bias and discrimination affect people from all walks of life. In the early childhood field, bias and discrimination are especially troublesome, as they can have long-term impacts that can continue to affect children through adulthood. Read Document #1: Madison Place Preschool Scenario prior to beginning Part II.
In three to four pages, complete the following:
- Describe four strategies that you will use in order to address bias and promote equity among the young children in your classroom.
- Explain why you chose these strategies, and how they will help address bias and promote equity.
- Describe how you will implement these strategies to advocate for positive social change on behalf of the children in your classroom.
- Describe one way you will partner with families and/or the community in your advocacy efforts.