The Anti-bias Framework (ABF) is a set of 20 anchor standards and 80 grade-level outcomes organized into four domains—Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action—that reflect the desired impact of successful anti-bias and multicultural education on student personal and social development. The standards provide a common language and organizational structure: Teachers can use them to guide curriculum development, and administrators can use them to make schools more just, equitable and safe.
The four unique anti-bias perspectives and the standards that accompany them are labeled throughout the meaningful and complex texts found in Perspectives for a Diverse America’s Central Text Anthology. Teachers and students are able to further develop their understanding of these standards through examination of the examples highlighted in the texts.
The following professional development modules are aimed to help teachers understand the ABF and identify how to use it to engage students in a range of anti-bias, multicultural and social justice issues.
Four Professional Development Modules
The Anti-Bias Framework: Unpacking Identity
Understand the five Identity anchor standards, and relate how identity has many characteristics and affects relationships within the school building and the classroom.
The Anti-Bias Framework: Unpacking Diversity
Develop respectful ways to discuss similarities and differences with others through the five Diversity anchor standards, and begin to think about how diversity affects relationships within the school building and the classroom.
The Anti-Bias Framework: Understanding Justice
Understand the difference between personal stereotypes and systemic discrimination, and explore how privilege impacts discrimination and justice, and understand the five Justice anchor standards.
The Anti-Bias Framework: Unpacking Action
Understand the five Action anchor standards and how they can be used to move students from prejudice reduction to collective action.