When the ultimate purpose of civic learning is for students to promote democratic ideals and create a more just world at every level of society, ADL believes that introducing anti-bias education will support teachers and students in reaching that goal.
ADL’s anti-bias education engages students in actively challenging prejudice, stereotyping and all forms of discrimination and fosters an equitable school climate that is safe, inclusive and respectful—a learning environment in which all community members, including students, seek to understand and appreciate diverse experiences and perspectives. ADL views these principles and practices as foundational to developing empathy and a civic disposition that is open to the experiences and viewpoints of others, and essential in a world that is both increasingly diverse and divided.
ADL believes civic learning should:
ADL integrates civic learning with anti-bias principles and practices to: