Segregation by Experience – the Book and Discussion with Jennifer Keys Adair

During early childhood educators have an opportunity to harness their students’ fascination and desire for discovery to create unique learning opportunities. Some teachers engage with their students’ ideas in ways that make learning collaborative but not all students have access to these kinds of learning environments. In her book “Segregation by Experience: Agency, Racism, and Learning in the Early GradesJennifer Keys Adair, professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and co-author Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki Colegrove, examine the degree to which our expectations for children of color affect what and how they learn at school, as well as who receives sophisticated, dynamic learning experiences versus those children who do not.