Bias Issues in the Special Education Classroom

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What is bias?

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1. What is discrimination?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

All students are individuals, and they respond strongly to the expectations their teachers have for them. Bias can negatively impact teacher/student relationships and interfere with student performance, sometimes in catastrophic ways. The questions on this quiz/worksheet combo deal with the characteristics and dangers of bias and discrimination in a special education classroom.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

While you answer the practice questions, you will review topics such as:

  • Definitions of relevant terms
  • Common biases in special education
  • Strategies to combat bias
  • Consequences of unchecked bias

Skills Practiced

The assessment questions will help you practice:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about how bias interferes with learning
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding bias that is commonly seen in special education classrooms
  • Making connections- recognize the impact of allowing bias to influence teaching and learning
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define terms related to unfair generalizations about students

Additional Learning

The lesson Bias Issues in the Special Education Classroom contains much more information! For more in depth understanding, review the lesson and you will:

  • Know the definition and origin of harmful generalizations
  • Recognize the ways that these beliefs can influence teaching and learning
  • Analyze different kinds of bias and their characteristics
  • Consider the long term implications of allowing bias and discrimination
  • Understand strategies to combat negative stereotypes and attitudes
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