The pioneers of Integrated Education in the 1980s and 90s knew that bringing people together was one thing…. but the other thing was this: how on earth should we ‘do’ Integrated Education? In tackling this problem, they drafted the first version of an anti-bias approach for those working in Integrated schools. Since then, NICIE has developed and promoted Anti-Bias in Education to support teachers in Integrated schools.
In 2021, NICIE published: ‘Bias Busting for Beginners – An Introduction to Anti-Bias in Education’ (PDF, 4.8MB)
Bias Busting for Beginners has links to over 140 resources to support teachers to learn about anti-bias approaches and how they can be used in school.
This publication draws on previous NICIE publications and the work of Louise Derman-Sparks and colleagues: their 2020 publication (external link) is recommended reading.
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NICIE deliver a comprehensive programme of study and reflection for teachers and we also have one-day and two-hour taster sessions.
We may also be able to deliver tailored sessions for individual schools and groups. Contact Lynn for more details by emailing email@example.com
There are some additional ideas/ resources that NICIE staff and participants on previous Bias Busting workshops have come across that might be of interest/spark debate available at this page.
In 2014, NICIE published ‘ABC: Promoting an Anti-Bias Approach to Education in Northern Ireland’ (PDF, 12.4MB)