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.

part I|2 pages

What Is Implicit Bias?

part II|2 pages

Why Does Implicit Bias Matter?

chapter 3|24 pages

Making the Grade


chapter 4|18 pages

Who Did What?

Behavior and Discipline

part III|2 pages

What Can We Do about Implicit Bias?

chapter 5|20 pages

Making a Difference by Yourself

Individual Strategies

chapter 6|26 pages

Making a Difference in Your School

Institutional Strategies

part IV|2 pages

What Does Implicit Bias Work Look Like?