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The Anti-Bias Stories blog is a community space for educators and
teachers to share their anti-bias stories of practice, policy,
professional engagement and learning. This blog is edited by the SJIEC Board. If you would like to
submit a blog piece, please email it to: foundation@sjiec.org
or if you would like to be a guest editor, please contact us on the same email address.

BOOK REVIEW: THE ANTI-BIAS APPROACH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (3RD ED.)
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Posted by: Cassandra Way, Early Childhood Educator and Student New South Wales, Australia on 18 18 2017

Being an early childhood educator can sometimes be an isolating experience. Yes, we are surrounded by a limitless source of families and children, each with their own experiences…

FINDING OUR PEOPLE: THE CASE FOR MORE ACTIVIST PROFESSIONALS
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Posted by: Martel Menz, Vice President Early Childhood Australian Education Union Victoria, Australia on 18 18 2017

In Latin, advocacy means “to call to one’s aid.” I like this. It evokes images of collectivism and unity, of people standing side by side working together for a shared…

WORM JUICE BUSINESS
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Posted by: Marnie Saunders, Annie Dennis Children’s Centre Victoria, Australia on 18 18 2017

If you had told me over 12 months ago that my kinder group was taking action to support Asylum Seekers in Australia, I would have laughed and said “how?”. Well, that is…

GIRL IN BOYS’ CLOTHING
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Posted by: Jessica Whamond, Apple Tree Kindergarten Room Leader Kensington Community Children's Cooperative Victoria, Australia on 18 18 2017

I recently attended the Victorian Anti-Bias Book Launch on March 17th 2017, where the speakers spoke about identity and how they identify themselves. Hearing these stories…

VICTORIAN LAUNCH OF THE ANTI-BIAS APPROACH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
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Posted by: Catharine Hydon, Hydon Consulting Victoria, Australia on 18 18 2017

“Who we are choosing to be… we are choosing to be ‘warrior women’” (Johns, 2016, p. 257). Today we celebrated the launch of the third edition of The Anti-Bias…

MY JOURNEY TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
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Posted by: Sarah Louise Gandolfo, Quality Supervisor Clarendon Children’s Centre Victoria, Australia on 18 18 2017

Opening address from The Victorian Launch of The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood 17th May 2017 My first experience with anti-bias thinking came only recently in 2015 when…