Analyzing Real-World Scenarios
An effective way to learn to facilitate an anti-bias learning community and foster a climate of fairness is through the analysis of real-world scenarios. By looking closely at situations that could actually happen in an early childhood setting and evaluating what actions you might take in these types of situations, you have the opportunity to explore potential solutions, consider the implications, and evaluate future strategies to implement with the young children and families with whom you work.
Apply what you have learned in this week’s Learning Resources by trouble shooting issues that may come up in the classroom related to race and ethnicity.
To begin, review the real-world scenarios provided on page 89 of the course text. These problem-centered stories focus on issues facing children and families with multiracial, multiethnic, and mixed heritages. Pick one of the three scenarios and respond to the related question(s):
For Pamela’s scenario: What would you tell Pamela’s foster parents?
For Max and Tina’s scenario: Do you agree with Max and Tina’s view? Why or why not? How would you respond?
For Jilly and Sam’s scenario: Would you have handled this situation between Jilly and Sam differently? Why or why not? How would you have handled it?
Provide a response by picking one, Be sure to support your comments with the references attached