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The Case For Anti-Bias Preschool And Curriculum For Teachers, Children And Families : Thriving And Learning In A Diverse Child-Led Environment, Nicole Robbins May 2013

The Case For Anti-Bias Preschool And Curriculum For Teachers, Children And Families : Thriving And Learning In A Diverse Child-Led Environment, Nicole Robbins

Graduate Student Independent Studies

Attempts to make the case for the design of an anti-bias preschool. The paper looks at the specific age when young children begin to notice similarities and differences pertaining to physical characteristics, social-economic characteristics, cultural characteristics and developmental variations. It explores the impact formal anti-bias education can have in the preschool setting. This includes impacts on children, families, and teachers. Recommendations are provided in the form of a teacher -training module that includes practical tips as well as an example of an anti-bias curriculum.


An Exploration Of How Performance Art Can Activate Empathy In High-Risk Youth, Nancy Moricette May 2013

An Exploration Of How Performance Art Can Activate Empathy In High-Risk Youth, Nancy Moricette

Graduate Student Independent Studies

The purpose of this project was to design a workshop that would cultivate empathy in high-risk youth through performance art and voice exploration workshops conducted at the Hudson Guild, and a storytelling workshop conducted at the Ali Forney Center of New York.