Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
liberation teaching, early childhood education, training
Drawing from the work of Dan Gartrell (1998/2001), the concept of "liberation teaching" is expanded to include the practices of unconditional positive regard, encouragement, and peace techniques. Social development literature from the 60's and 70's is revived to form the basis of the expanded liberation teaching practices. The study urges early childhood teachers to undergo self-assessment regarding their own biases in order to control for stigma in the classroom. Introducing liberation teaching practices results in quality teacher-child and quality peer interactions, shown by the literature to be related to increasing children's self-esteem. A Liberation Teaching Handbook is introduced that can be used as a daily teaching tool or as a facilitator for a multi-session in-service training seminar.
Recommended CitationPoehler, S. J. (2004). Erasing Stigma in the Classroom With the Liberation Teaching Practices Handbook: Facilitating Quality Interactions That Nurture Young Children's Self-Esteem (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/189
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