Implicit bias is often recognized as one of the reasons for instances of discrimination and injustice, despite most people explicitly believing in the importance of equality and justice for all people. Implicit Bias in Schools provides practitioners with an understanding of implicit bias and how to address it from start to finish: what it is, how it is a problem, and how we can fix it. Grounded in an accessible summary of research on bias and inequity in schools, this book bridges the research-to-practice gap by exploring how implicit bias affects students and what school leaders can do to mitigate the effects of bias in their schools. Covering issues of discipline, instruction, academic achievement, mindfulness, data collection, and culturally relevant practices, and full of rich examples and strategies, Implicit Bias in Schools is a must-have resource for educators today.
Supplemental material, including links to resources mentioned in the text, tools, and worksheets to assist your journey when implementing strategies at your own school can be found at www.routledge.com/9781138497061.
About the Authors
Part I: What is Implicit Bias?
Chapter 1. Implicit What?
Chapter 2. Forces, Sources, and Discourses of Implicit Bias
Part II: Why Does Implicit Bias Matter?
Chapter 3. Making the Grade: Academics
Chapter 4. Who Did What? Behavior and Discipline
Part III: What Can We Do about Implicit Bias?
Chapter 5. Making a Difference by Yourself: Individual Strategies
Chapter 6. Making a Difference in Your School: Institutional Strategies
Part IV: What Does Implicit Bias Work Look Like?
Chapter 7. Supporting Policy and Practice to Address Implicit Bias in Discipline
Pamela A. Fenning and Miranda B. Johnson
Chapter 8. Conducting a Successful Implicit Bias Training
Kimberly Barsamian Kahn
Chapter 9. Addressing Implicit Bias District-Wide: Experiences and Lessons Learned
Appendix A: DATA: Detailed, Accurate, and Tracked Awareness
List of Contributors