Black Lives Matter in Early Childhood Education, why is it important and who is it important to?

  • Abigail Grierson Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
Keywords: Advocacy, Agents of change, Black lives matter, Early Childhood Education, Persona Dolls

Abstract

This report is concerned with the importance of early years practitioners utilising an advocacy role to promote Black Lives Matters (BLM) education within early years settings. In particular, this report addresses the question of whether early childhood education practitioners are equipped to promote BLM education through anti-racist pedagogy. Emphasis is devoted to the practicing of anti-racist approaches with the intention of promoting children to act as agents of change. The author concludes by emphasising the value of BLM education for children, practitioners and society at large, and provides recommendations for early childhood education practitioners engaging in critical race learning.

Published
2021-07-06