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ERIC Number: EJ1119211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Unconscious Bias: When Good Intentions Aren't Enough
Fiarman, Sarah E.
Educational Leadership, v74 n3 p10-15 Nov 2016
"A growing body of research shows that unconscious bias is not only common, but it's also a condition of being human," writes Fiarman. In this article, she argues that implicit biases about race, gender, sexual orientation, and other aspects of identity can overshadow even the best of intentions. Citing examples from her own practice as a teacher and school leader, the author outlines concrete steps that educators can take to tackle unconscious bias: increase awareness of bias and recognize its negative effects, develop systems among school staff to reduce biased decisions, build empathy for multiple perspectives, and use data for accountability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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