Assess Equitable Sociocultural Interactions in the Classroom
The Assessing Classroom Sociocultural Equity Scale (ACSES) is a reliable and valid assessment designed to improve bidirectional interactions between teachers, children and children’s peer-to peer interactions within early childhood classrooms environments. The goal of this measure is to assess classroom interactions, in order to incorporate the cultural knowledge, experiences, and diverse learning and communication styles of racially minoritized learners into classroom teachings by:
~~acknowledging, challenging, and rejecting racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of oppression;
~~emphasizing and actively engaging in issues focused on social justice, democracy, and human rights;
~~striving for an equitable distribution of power and participation between teachers and children.
Why are equitable sociocultural interactions crucial in classrooms?
We believe equitable sociocultural interactions are important for future generations because they:
- reduce bias in children
- awaken cultural sensitivity and familiarity
- ensure that all children have opportunities to meet their potential
- prepare children to be global citizens who are capable of interacting with all people, who see humanity in all people, and who demand that all people be treated fairly and with respect
Learn more about the research evidence that inspired the ACSES measure