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Anti-Bias and Social Justice

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A Can of Worms
Fearless conversations with toddlers

Author(s): Ann Pelo (click on the author's name for more titles)

A new title in the ROW collection edited by Ann Pelo and Margie Carter Toddlers ask big, bold questions every day. Teachers and caregivers give shape to the world as they respond to those questions. The conversation unfolds in an electric moment - an awkward, exciting, bewildering moment. We may be surprised or taken aback, but the disequilibrium is a gift. With courage and care, we can connect with children at the level of curiosity and meaning. Written with trust in the wisdom and capacity of young children and the adults who care for them, and with belief in what is possible when children and adults come together in these electric moments, A Can of Worms is a guide and support for celebrating these most important conversations. Have no fear! Take a deep breath, and respond.

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ABC Card Sets from The I Am Movement
Alphabet with Aboriginal designs by Aboriginal artists

“The I Am, Movement” arose from the recent diagnosis of my two-year-old son, Slade, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As we attended therapy appointments and doctors’ visits, we were given piles of information and resources but found there to be a lack of culturally appropriate support, resources and connection for Aboriginal families. To address this lack of resources, we offer beautiful Aboriginal-designed flash cards appropriate for use at home, in education settings and in child therapy teams. These flashcards are a tool of healing and connecting to culture on our journey. One set of flashcards teaches numbers 1 – 10 and the other set teaches the alphabet alongside images of native animals. In addition to offering culturally-safe learning resources, “The I Am, Movement” aims de-stigmatise conditions by instead focusing on what you want to be; “I am, unique”, “I am, strong”, “I am, deadly”.

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Dharawal Colouring and Counting

Numbers 1 to 10 illustrated with animals who live in the Dharawal area. The book gives the Dharawal name for the animal and has a little information. The pages can be coloured in, if desired.

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RRP $12.00

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Emotions Card Sets from The I Am, Movement
Emotions with Aboriginal designs by Aboriginal artists

“The I Am, Movement” arose from the recent diagnosis of my two-year-old son, Slade, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As we attended therapy appointments and doctors’ visits, we were given piles of information and resources but found there to be a lack of culturally appropriate support, resources and connection for Aboriginal families. To address this lack of resources, we offer beautiful Aboriginal-designed flash cards appropriate for use at home, in education settings and in child therapy teams. These flashcards are a tool of healing and connecting to culture on our journey. One set of flashcards teaches numbers 1 – 10 and the other set teaches the alphabet alongside images of native animals. In addition to offering culturally-safe learning resources, “The I Am, Movement” aims de-stigmatise conditions by instead focusing on what you want to be; “I am, unique”, “I am, strong”, “I am, deadly”.

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Hair

HAIR is a celebration of hair diversity; long, short, straight, curly, body hair, covered hair, facial hair and hair on people of all genders. Written and illustrated by two Melbourne mums, Kate Bullen-Casanova and Freya Bennett, HAIR is a 32 page picture book that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Its colourful characters will leap off the page and into your heart. There’s Charlie whose chosen to chop off her locks… …and Rupert who thinks his long hair really rocks!

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My Shadow is Pink

My Shadow is Pink is a beautifully written rhyming story that touches on the subjects of gender identity, self acceptance, equality and diversity. Inspired by the author's own little boy, 'Shadow's' main character likes princesses, fairies and things 'not for boys'... he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide. This is an important book for a new generation of children (and adults alike) which exemplifies the concepts of unconditional love, respect and positive parenting. Creates opportunity for open discussion and learning. Highlights current themes of gender identity.

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Please knock before you enter
Aboriginal regulation of Outsiders and the implications for researchers

Author(s): Karen Martin (click on the author's name for more titles)

In this dual award-winning book Dr Karen L Martin examines the genealogy of Aboriginal research in Australia as a colonising discourse. She explores the impacts for Aboriginal people and the influences on researcher decisions and behaviours. Then, in taking on the challenges to decolonise research, Karen started not with methodology, but with decolonising research paradigms from which they are derived. Key reasons why it has been used in research programs in higher education.

This work is the first of its kind in Australia to articulate an Aboriginal research paradigm with an Indigenist research methodology. The biggest contributions being the concept of ‘Relatedness’ and the theoretical framework she named, ‘Ways of Knowing, Ways of Being and Ways of Doing’. This Aboriginal research paradigm and Indigenous methodology was consolidated as part a research project with the Burungu, Kuku Yalanji (Far North Queensland) to understand how they regulated Outsiders over time, including those like herself (another Aboriginal person, who in this case is also a researcher). However, it is incumbent on the researcher to have the requisite level of knowledge, experience and understandings of that role and research as a colonising discourse to then, ‘knock before you enter’.

Professor Norman Denzin described Karen’s work as: “a brilliant and stunning dissertation, original in conception and bold in execution...Relatedness theory is a major contribution to this literature.” Other major contributions this book makes to challenging and changing dominant Aboriginal research discourses include: Decolonising research: starting with the paradigm and continuing to the research topic and researcher roles and responsibilities Re-framing research ethics so that it is the participants who benefit and not the researcher

For Aboriginal researchers and participants, reframing research so that it becomes re-search – the search again, the reclamation of our Stories and stories (i.e. ‘getting our Stories back’ Implications for western research and researchers – research is not neutral, researchers are not neutral, writing research is not neutral.

If you are starting your journey as a researcher or have found you’ve hit some glass walls and don’t know how to move to beyond them, this book will be invaluable for changing how you think about research and yourself as a researcher. It will challenge current beliefs about Aboriginal people and Country and research beneficence. For Aboriginal researchers, it will transform research to re-search (the search again).

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Programme Planning for Infants and Toddlers 3rd edition
In search of relationships

Author(s): Margaret Sims, Teresa Hutchins (click on the author's name for more titles)

Program Planning for Infants and Toddlers: In Search of Relationships is designed as a resource for students and caregivers of infants and toddlers in group settings. It supports the curricula of both New Zealand — Te Whāriki, and Australia — Early Years Learning Framework, with particular reference to how these curricula relate to children three years and under.

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Treasures in the Thicket
by Bethica Quinn with Rosalina Rodriguez, edited by Ann Pelo and Margie Carter

Explore children's creative process and the treasures revealed through their educator's insights as they develop their representational expression of values and culture. Written by an educator in a Spanish immersion preschool, this tender, visually engaging book includes Spanish and English text. This book is an excellent resource for your professional development. Make the most of your reading investment by revisiting sections of the book with study companions to help you reflect on the story of Treasures in the Thicket. Commit yourself to transforming your reading from a passive experience of listening to a good story to an active engagement with thinking and questioning. 148 pages. Treasures in the Thicket is part of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) collection. Use the ROW collection to discover how early childhood educators in the field are reimagining their work and thinking alongside children. Authors, Bethica and Rosalina, offer potent questions that reverberate beyond the pages of this book: "How would my way of working change if I made a commitment to seeing children, and listening to them, more deeply?" "How would it change if I decided to trust them more fully as partners in the process of learning?" Carry these questions into the days and weeks ahead, use them as touchstones and signposts, as you embark on your own acts of collaboration with children. — Ann Pelo and Margie Carter Editors of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) Collection Authors of From Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work "Through the narrative of Quinn and Rodriguez, we are invited into both the children's and the teachers' thinking, wondering, concerns, emotions and dreams during the unfolding of their learning journey. Read Treasures in the Thicket in either English or Spanish, for you are sure to be enchanted and inspired." - Louise Boyd Cadwell, Co-founder of Cadwell Collaborative and author of Bringing Reggio Emilia Home

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You Can't Celebrate That!
Navigating the Deep Waters of Social Justice Teaching

Find inspiration in this compelling story of an educator's social justice journey as she partners with families to explore racial identity, religious celebrations, and racism in response to a biased comment by one child to another in her diverse preschool class. 100 pages. You Can't Celebrate That! is part of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) collection. Use the ROW collection to discover how early childhood educators in the field are reimagining their work and thinking alongside children. You Can't Celebrate That! goes beyond anti-bias activities and reveals the critical thinking and process that goes into social justice education. Jaboneta models the self-work we all need to do as anti-bias educators—­she is curious, reflective and takes risks as she engages the families and her colleagues into the dilemma. – Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo, co-authors of Leading Anti-bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change A beautifully written teacher's story about what it takes to provide children with the tools to act with empathy, respect, and fairness in the face of diversity. – Louise Derman Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, co-authors, Anti-bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves You Can't Celebrate That! is an intriguing and gentle love story from a teacher to her community. – Shoshana A. Brown, LMSW, Educator, Organizer, and Healer This book is just what early childhood educators need right now to understand our own racial and cultural biases, and to move forward to transformative teaching and learning. – Daniel Meier, Professor of Elementary Education, San Francisco State University Nadia approaches her teaching with a set of values as her steady friend and guidepost and is a model to all of us, showing how true humility, honesty and openness can build bridges with families and co-workers and provide fertile soil for anti-bias education to blossom. – Julie Bisson, Early Childhood Director and author of Celebrate! An Anti-Bias Guide to Including Holidays in Early Childhood Programs This book makes a compelling case for how the Aotearoa (New Zealand) approach to Learning Stories can help early childhood educators in the United States amplify the voices of children and provide a compassionate and practical way to connect family and community to the life of the classroom. – Barbara Henderson, Professor of Education, San Francisco State University You Can't Celebrate That! reinforces how important it is that we begin talking with children about race and racism at a young age. If it is our mission to prepare our students to live and succeed in our diverse and globalized world, our work begins here with intentional teaching about inclusion, equity, and identity. – Gab Sussman, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Facilitator and Elementary School Teacher

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