ERIC Number: EJ1004361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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The Bias Fallacy
Linvill, Darren L.
Academe, v99 n1 Jan-Feb 2013
Do those who complain about liberal bias in higher education have any actionable point at all? Critics of the politicization of higher education claim that political partisanship in the classroom is pervasive and that it affects student learning. Although the existence of such partisanship has not been empirically proven, allegations of bias are perennial and have made headlines several times over the past year. Claims of liberal bias in higher education were even incorporated into the party platform ratified at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. Such claims of bias are based largely on anecdotal evidence. Research has failed to show a link between faculty ideology and any specific student outcomes.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Academic Achievement, Bias, Ideology, Faculty, Educational Change
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Education Level: Higher Education
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