Equity, Equality, Diversity, Oh My!
Equity, Equality, and Diversity, Oh My!
Social Justice Principles for the ECE Classroom
“I treat everyone the same” is a mantra often heard in classrooms, but is this really the goal we should be striving for? This workshop will explore the differences between equity and equality, the idea of privilege, and how to honor, respect, and sustain the culture of each child in your learning environment. Learn about what a single story is, how to avoid it, and how to avoid a tourist-y approach to diversity. Only by understanding all of these concepts can we truly provide an equitable experience for all children.
In this course, we will cover the following topics:
- Defining Social Justice
- Equality vs. Equity
- What is the Backfire Effect?
- What is Privilege?
- The Danger of a Single Story
- What Does Culture in ECE look like?