Consider the following prompts:
- Think about what you learned about classism, racism, gender stereotyping and sexism, and other”-isms” prevalent in our society. Consider the ways in which these “isms” influence people’s well being.
- Now, imagine that you are an early childhood professional who is experiencing one or more of the “-isms” in your personal life. i.e., people are reacting to you with stereotypes and prejudice. How might such experiences affect your own emotional, cognitive, and physical well being? How might this impact your work with young children and their families?
Reflect upon and respond to the prompt below:
- Describe in detail the consequences you might expect for the children and families with whom you work while you experience specific “ism(s)” in your own life. Include specific examples either those you have and/or are experiencing or ones you would anticipate.
See the attachment below; focus on Chapter 5 and Chapter 8/Chapter 3. “Becoming an Anti-Bias Teacher: A Developmental Journey” (look at “Become Aware of Your Own Feelings and Beliefs” and “Examine Institutional Advantages and Disadvantages” on pp. 22–27).