Culture, Diversity, and Equity
Examine the Environments
Gather a collection of images from the web, books, magazines, and catalogs that represent a variety of people from different cultures and walks of life. With a group of colleagues, consider whether these images support or counter stereotyping, and whether or not they support positive identity development for all children. Write down your thoughts.
Choose a couple of television programs directed at children, and watch them for a two week period. Write your observations of how stereotyping is reinforced or countered. Make notes of what you think the messages are to children about roles and responsibilities.