Equality, Race, and Unconscious Bias. The question of equality and diversity is not a new one in early years this can be a challenging area for us to confront in ourselves and in others, even if we have made efforts in the past to explore and review our own values, there is always more to learn so our behaviours can be adjusted. This session will look at possible barriers to productive conversations, explore our environments, and look at the implicit or explicit messages that they are sending, and look at the different forms bias can unconsciously be part of our school or settings ethos.
PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE OF THIS DISCUSSION THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE RECORDED
Stella Louis will guide us through these very challenging issues and help us learn more about ourselves so changes can be made to address them in our settings and schools. Dr. Stella Louis is a freelance early year’s consultant working with individual nursery settings, parents, nursery schools, local authorities, government departments and charities. She provides training and consultancy and is particularly interested in equality diversity and observation and its part in supporting learning development and teaching. Currently Stella leads a small team of Froebelian travelling tutors in promoting developing and delivering the short for Froebel Trust courses in England. She is the author of two books, Schemas for Parents 2018 Suffolk County Council and ‘How to use work group supervision to improve early years practise’ 2020 London Routledge.