Review the media segment “Diversity and Equity Work: Lessons Learned.” Focus on the three key themes of this conversation:
The “lessons” each of the three early childhood professionals and visionaries learned from their deeply engaged scholarly and practical commitment to diversity, equity and social justice
The personal characteristics/dispositions each believe to be exceptionally significant and supportive of their diversity work
The role of passion in their work
Consider your responses to the following questions:
What are the three most significant “lessons” that I have learned from studying issues related to diversity, equity, and social justice in this course—and what makes them significant?
Which of my personal characteristics/dispositions do I consider to be my most valuable asset for my work with children and families from varied backgrounds—and for what reason(s)?
Thinking about the statement, made by one of the panelists, “the passion comes from the vision”: What is your interpretation of this statement, and in what way(s), if any, can you relate to the connection implied between professional passion and a vision regarding diversity?