The Role of Families and Communities in Culturally Relevant Anti- Bias Education:
Often school attempts to connect with families fail. One reason is that schools assume the role of “educator” and expect families to go out of their way to learn how they can help modify family patterns to best suit the school environment. However, a more effective way to connect to families is for teachers to go out into the communities they serve and “learn” more about those communities.
Based on this idea, describe two-to-three specific ways you can become more educated and knowledgeable of the families you will be serving locally and identify resources you might like to explore. Then, explain what you believe the role family and community should play in helping teachers deliver culturally relevant anti-bias curriculum. Is it that of learner, educator or both?