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HolidaysChapter 11
To holiday or not?   Challenging question   Don’t have at all?   Special school holidays?   Diverse range of all holid...
Ways to ground holiday activities   Holidays are one way to explore diversity   Learning not celebrating   Remember tha...
Develop a Holiday Policy How would holiday activities serve each of the four  anti-bias goals? What process will you use...
Guidelines for planning activities   Understand the context of the holiday   Play equitable respect   Make for kids to ...
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Diveristy in Education, Chapter 11, Caprice Paduano

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Diveristy in Education, Chapter 11, Caprice Paduano

  1. 1. HolidaysChapter 11
  2. 2. To holiday or not? Challenging question Don’t have at all? Special school holidays? Diverse range of all holidays? Not to decide do I or don’t I rather how can I ground the holiday activities in my anti-bias classroom?
  3. 3. Ways to ground holiday activities Holidays are one way to explore diversity Learning not celebrating Remember that holidays are not universal Respect holiday traditions of all Deep emotion is connected to holidays Families celebrate same holidays differently Official holidays have history, learn that Holidays are not culturally neutral Be thoughtful, sensitive and patient when making changes
  4. 4. Develop a Holiday Policy How would holiday activities serve each of the four anti-bias goals? What process will you use among staff to make decisions about which holiday to use and how? How will you work with families from diverse backgrounds to find mutually satisfying solutions to holiday issues How will you work with families who do not want their child participating in the holiday activities?
  5. 5. Guidelines for planning activities Understand the context of the holiday Play equitable respect Make for kids to share own experiences Consider birthday approaches Create unique celebrations Figure out how to work with families who don’t want their child to be a part

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