Anti-Bias Education: A Critical Analysis

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a. These readings help support ideas behind what we know about child development. One developmental area that this supports is social and emotional development. Derman-Sparks(2013) states, anti-bias education is an integral part of emotional well-being and social competence” (p 17). He continues to state that an anti-bias education will help the children “develop their cognitive capacities” (p 17). Children are also able to have a better sense of their selves through learning about others. These readings also support the idea of children learning to think critically. Becoming critical thinkers takes away the barriers and allows children to not think negatively about other and their own identity (Derman-Sparks, 2013, p 17). The idea of
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