diversity dolls


FAQs

What does the Diversity Doll Training Day involve?
Diversity Doll Training Day covers the following:
Introducing the dolls:

Developing the persona for your Diversity Doll:
The Stages Storytelling for equity
Creating the atmosphere for story telling and respectful discussions
Creating a time for story telling and respectful discussions
Using the doll
Evaluating the learning
Dilemmas on the journey
Embedding the stories in a process of change for equity
Learning from Diversity Doll research
Using the DIVERSITY DOLL LOGBOOK
Equity Tools for evaluating the Doll's persona and your stories
Key readings around Diversity Doll

When is the next Diversity Doll Training Day and how can I register?
To register your interest to attend Diversity Doll Training please contact Kate Alexander (E: klal@unimelb.edu.au) or Dr Kylie Smith (E: kylieas@unimelb.edu.au).

Why do we have an ethical protocol?
The ethical protocol has been developed to ensure that the dolls are used respectfully, with care and for the social justice purposes that they were designed. The ethical protocol has been developed to ensure that the Diversity Dolls are used in ways that are consistent with what was learnt through the research about how best to discuss complex issues of diversity, discrimination and equity with young children. Specifically, it is intended to ensure that the dolls are used respectfully and appropriately with young children in ways that draw on the research and that are consistent with an anti-bias or anti-discriminatory approach to issues of diversity, discrimination and equity.

Where can I buy a Doll?
Unfortunately, we are no longer able to supply dolls. There are several organisations that can provide dolls. We suggest doing an internet search to find a supplier nearest to you.