Eight ways bias shows up in Indigenous teaching resources

Weblog 4.2

Over the last week there has been discussion about bias, and as we try to truly engage with other cultures the importance of recognising our own biases.

I found this interesting article from our state government education department. I think it is a great summary of the biases that we can inadvertently include in education resources.

They give specific examples for each of these areas:

  1. Choosing negatively charged words
  2. Inadequate treatment
  3. Social Darwinism
  4. Colonial presumption
  5. Stereotypes and derogatory concepts
  6. The exotic stress
  7. Objects for study and discussion
  8. Distortion and Euphemism

Department of Education (Western Australia) 2012. Aboriginal Education – Eight ways bias shows up in teaching resources


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