Cultural Bias In Classroom Essay by The Research Group

Cultural Bias In Classroom
Examines biases in teaching, curriculum, books and testing as well as the roles of teachers and parents in eliminating bias.
# 14026 | 1,800 words | 9 sources | 1999 | US

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"Recent trends in multiculturalism notwithstanding, education in the United States remains culturally biased, which leads to bias in curriculum and in school testing. Most approaches to multiculturalism merely involve adding on discussions of marginalized racial and ethnic groups to the chiefly Eurocentric point of view. Even well-meaning educators fail to eliminate cultural bias in the classroom, which often results in negative educational outcomes for African-American youth. Culture plays a role in the ability of students to understand curriculum materials and therefore score well on tests. Information may be unknowingly presented in the classroom that is so culturally biased minority students unconsciously or consciously reject it. Rose Mary Scott gives an example of a book about Native Americans (written by a non-Native American)..."

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