Teacher’s Handbook - activities to foster diversity in early childhood education

From our research we realized the urge and the need for teachers to have tools to work on in their educational task the issues around the body, gender, sexuality and health in an intercultural perspective. We found that teachers often talked about a lack of practical tools at their disposal to work on these issues, especially with children of that age. Our aim is to be able to provide teachers with tools that will enable them to work deeply around these issues, and to be able to reach to the subtle but strong beliefs that we found, also at this stage of age. The manual proposes a toolbox of practical activities about body, gender, health for teachers; its aim is to equip teachers to be able to lead interactive activities with the children to explore issues related to the body, gender, health in playful yet informative ways, taking into account the cultural diversity characteristic of our societies. As partners, we feel very engaged in proposing these meaningful activities to work around differences, the social power relation that exists between differences and identities in our society, even at that stage of age. Some studies demonstrate the need to educate and to work, as the one done in Mexico replicating the Kenneth and Mammie Clark experiment done in the 30’s in the USA https://youtu.be/IO66zWdehMM

Handbook
The handbook contains the descriptions of hands on activities and also video illustrations of selected activities to help understand the dynamics of the activities and facilitate their adaptation to your group of children.

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