If structural discrimination can thrive in an environment of unconscious bias, then how can educators identify it and dismantle it? Auditing curriculum for bias moves the needle so “all” truly means “ALL.”
When we say, “all students can…” who is included in the all? "All" has never truly meant “ALL.” The U.S. Declaration of Independence says, “all men are created equal”; however, 41 out of the 56 signers of the document owned enslaved Africans. Using inclusive words with exclusive actions creates an illusion of equity. To dismantle discrimination within schools, the curriculum cannot re-enforce bias. Educators must be able to identify biases and counteract or remove them. Auditing curriculum for bias moves the needle so “all” truly means “ALL.”
This session will cover:
o What does the term "anti-bias" mean?
o Understanding the different types of curriculum biases.
o How can schools and school systems engage in the work of evaluating curriculum for bias?
o Create curriculum evaluation rubrics: What are you looking for?