This poster presentation works to define implicit bias, provide strategies of dismantling these assumptions in the classroom setting, and connecting it to the experience of English Language Learners (ELLs) and ELLs with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). There is a personal connection as I identified my own implicit bias towards disabilities, and these statistics were used to help explain the way in which we can create change for the future generation, our students. Many techniques relate to personal awareness, curriculum contexts, and the importance of understanding and identifying implicit bias in ourselves. Though becoming educated on implicit biases is the first step in creating a change in our behaviors, motivation is also a significant factor. Once motivated, the strategies incorporated into this literature review work as tools to promote an open-minded and culturally aware classroom.
Rachel M B Collopy
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Implicit Bias" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1148.