An Annotated Bibliography
Marulis, L. (2000). Anti-bias teaching to address cultural diversity. Multicultural Education, 7(3), 27-31. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/216501647?accountid=32521
This article shows the importance of integrating multiculturalism into the classroom as well as adding it to the curriculum. The article is interesting to me as it describes and gives the new teacher a real life description of our new diverse world that we live in and the importance of using the anti-bias curriculum in the classroom. The article gives the feeling of teaching children empathy and building social skills with peers regardless of race; teaching tolerance. Reading this article provides a casual comfort to approaching anti-bias curriculum in the classroom. A teacher can picture the different strategies to use in the classroom efficiently. The article describes how a teacher such as me can facilitate a hands-on “teachable moment” as a multicultural conversation that can build empathy and teach tolerance of each other's differences and be recognizing our similarities. The article reflects the view of how teachers should always be a student and research how to educate a diverse classroom. It gives the teacher questions to ask when reviewing their classroom and curriculum to determine if anything may have a bias in nature. Issues such as, “What kind of environment am I providing?”, “What are my students learning?”, “Is my classroom meeting my diverse student’s needs?”, etc. Additionally, there are shared personal experiences from the classroom provided in the article that gives the teacher ideas to use in their classroom. The article is relevant in researching to learn anti-bias curriculum because it encourages a teacher such as myself to review, reflect, and to decide if they are providing an accurate and fair portrait of diversity in their classrooms....