A Curriculum that promotes equality and challenges racism and sexism

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This chapter will introduce why equality in our work is not optional, it is the right of every child and enshrined in law. The discussion will illustrate how different areas of inequality are connected and that a holistic approach in practice is important. The language of equality will be discussed and you will be supported how to examine and reflect on your own beliefs, including how unconscious bias can impact on your work with children and how you respond to others.
Exploring these areas, regardless of your background, gender, sexuality, disability, religion and culture, will be challenging. However, embracing anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice is an essential, not a desirable outcome in our work with children and families. Through addressing your values, beliefs and attitudes, you will begin to understand the role you play in providing a curriculum where inequality is addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPutting the EYFS Curricum into Practice
EditorsJulian Grenier, Caroline Vollans
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)9781529799163
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023
EventNewham Early Years Conference 2023: Putting the EYFS Curriculum into Practice - Univeristy of East London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jan 20239 Jan 2023


ConferenceNewham Early Years Conference 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • EYFS
  • early childhood
  • Early childhood pedagogy
  • Diversity
  • Sexism
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • anti discriminatory practice
  • anti opressive practice


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