ERIC Number: EJ825422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Bias in the Classroom: Types, Frequencies, and Responses
Boysen, Guy A.; Vogel, David L.
Teaching of Psychology, v36 n1 p12-17 Jan 2009
Incidents of bias still occur in college classrooms, but no research has specifically explored this topic. To address this gap in the literature, professors (N = 333) completed anonymous surveys assessing types of bias they perceived in their classroom, their responses to the bias, and the perceived success of their responses. Results indicated that 38% of professors perceived an incident of bias in the classroom in the last year, and that they perceived overt (i.e., explicit) and subtle (i.e., implicit) bias with similar frequency. Professors believed their responses to bias were successful on average, but many could not assess success. Bias, in all its forms, still exists in college classrooms, and more discussion and research about its management is necessary.
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Bias, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Response, College Faculty, Teacher Surveys, Incidence, Questionnaires, Psychology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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