Racism: The hidden agenda in early childhood. How a child born into a racist society learns to operate within it.



This paper addresses the racism embedded in the dominant culture as normative and how these values are transferred to children. Examples are provided on how to counter racism through conscious anti racist interventions including myth busters, and notes the importance of diversity while honouring the Treaty.

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Primary author: Scott, Bob

Secondary author: Nairn, Mitzi

Author biography: Pākehā

Publisher: National Council of Churches and Catholic Church Programme on Racism

Publication format: Conference proceedings, Speech

Publication date: 20 July 1983

Publication place: Tamaki Makaurau,

Publication availability: Yes

Publication location: Treaty Resource Centre

Catalog reference: AMNC-4 (Programme on Racism) and AMNC-2

Misc. notes: Better copy also held in this file

Collection: Mitzi Nairn

Sector: Education – early childhood

Formal group: Churches, Tauiwi Anti-Racism, POR (Programme on Racism)

Culture related topics: Racism

General related topics: How to teach

Historical period: 20th

Historical event: Third Early Childhood Convention