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The work of anti-bias educators is becoming increasingly important across educational landscapes in the United States. While this work is well-documented within K–12 schools, less known are the efforts of educators working on the front lines of the anti-bias educational agenda within out-of-school time (OST) programs. In an effort to explore how this work happens in OST programs, we partnered with Read, a summer literacy program serving children in grades K–8. Through an engaged research framework, we asked what factors mediated their delivery of an anti-bias education in the Read program. Two significant findings emerged. First, White parents and caregivers in rural settings were a significant force shaping curricular decisions. Second, conceptualizations of childhood influenced teaching and learning. We offer implications for practice and research and conclude by discussing future directions of anti-bias education in these sites of teaching and learning.


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  • Alternative title
    • Emerging Educators Strive for Anti-Bias Praxis

  • Journal title
    • Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

  • Volume
    • 13

  • Issue
    • 2

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

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