Headline, December 06 2021/ ''' '' INTEGRITY -BIAS- INTEGRAL '' '''


 INTEGRAL '' '''

INTEGRITY SHOULD BE THE LAW OF TOMORROW and the future, think the Global Founder Framers of The World Students Society.

THE CLASSROOM BIAS : IN THE 1960S - A HARVARD PROFESSOR ROBERT ROSENTHAL conducted an experiment where he proved that students performed well if teachers expected them to perform well.

He tested students' IQ at the start of the year, and then at the end of the year and told elementary school teachers which students were likely to experience high growth in IQ during the year.

It wasn't a coincidence that those randomly selected students performed better at the end of the year.

Implicit bias is a real thing and it affects students at every level as it often operates in subtle ways. For example, teachers tend to make eye contact more often with more motivated, or eager students, acquire a more positive tone in conversation with them, give them greater responsibility in class and kinder feedback on assessments.

Much of it may be unconscious bias, but it is equally damaging as the message relayed to the student may be that the teacher has comparatively lower expectations of them - a brief that they will most likely mirror.

Inclusiveness is not just about teaching a localised curriculum, with representation of different ethnicities nor is it only about catering to special needs.

Inclusiveness is often embedded in the very culture of an institution where kindness toward each other and regard for the others cultural and emotional sensitivity teaches students life skills that equip them to become global citizens.

Unfortunately, bias in a society operates at multiple levels in the education sector. From those who usurp another's rightful seat due to nepotism, to those who can jump the queue for an appointment with the head of the department.

The cycle of bias, lack of inclusivity or lack of kindness - as it wouldn't be unfair to call it that - starts in the classrooms. The child's mind is programmed, in the early years, to receive information and respond to it.

How they receive information and how they choose to respond to it is determined by those in authority who the child will kost often mirror, and this creates a domino effect.

Research shows that if the teacher's care and compassion doesn't get communicated effectively, students suffer from low motivation and underperformance.

Most of us are aware of the negative effect and impact of bias, so what does it take to bias proof the classrooms?

As a start, we might want to stop pointing fingers at parents for our students' mediocre performance.

Next, we might want to consider that it is not enough to care - expressing care and affection through words and action is perhaps even more important now as students have had a fair bit of time away from their teachers. during the pandemic.

To become contributing member of a class, a household, or society, individuals need to feel valued and cared for.

Children come to school with much more baggage than their backpack. Classroom disruptions and behavioral problems are mere symptoms of that baggage. Understanding the emotions that underlie the disruption may be a good start.

Encouraging students' motivation isn't an easy task - it requires sustained effort at recognising ability and potential, maintaining an open and fair learning environment and withholding judgment when students cannot meet the teacher's expectations.

Sometimes what it takes to create a star is to treat people like a stars - they often rise to expectations quicker than we can imagine. With belief, care and equitable treatment in class and outside, we can boost our students' self-motivation.

And teachers, with their inherent altruistic tendencies, do have a magic wand with the power of to change lives.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Bias and The World, in Classrooms and elsewhere, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Neda Mulji, Oxford University Press.

With respectful dedication to Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all prepare and register for Great global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

Good Night and God Bless

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