The link below is to a webpage is to an electronic version of the publication, which includes hyperlinks to over 140 additional resources and references for educators and anyone interested in tackling bias. NICIE has published several works in this field over the past 20 years and this one is designed to be as user-friendly as possible, with sections on some of the more common ‘isms’ such as gender identity, sexism, disablism and sectarianism.
The anti-bias practices promoted are based primarily on the work of an American educator and the approach has 4 interlinked goals:
Identity – Diversity – Justice – Activism. The approach is very much about self-exploration and being open to understanding our own bias and its roots. NICIE will be running workshops and courses to accompany this new publication and if any organisation or group is interested in these or in having a bespoke workshop for staff, they should contact me directly. I could perhaps host a taster workshop for member organisations of this forum – if there was interest in that? Let me know what you think.
We haven’t had any official launch of the publication, but we obviously would like the messages widely shared and ideally, used in educational and community settings every day… always the optimist!
You could help by liking and sharing our FB posts (NI Council for Integrated Education) – there will be a few during March mentioning the publication. March is Integrated Education Month, so maybe that’s an excuse for your organisation to give us a wee plug! Our theme this year is ‘together’.