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Race, Influence on Teaching

Since the end of World War II, strides have been made in creating a more diverse college environment internationally within student populations. Much of this progress, especially in the United States, has been a product of litigation rather than the willingness of higher education officials. Bias is generally recognized by obvious physical racial differences, such as skin color. But bias occurs in other aspects such as social class, gender, sexual orientation, language, ethnicity, and nationality. This entry explores the impact of race and implicit bias and their influence on how students are taught in university and college environments. No culture is immune to bias, leaving researchers to conclude that race as an influencer on teaching and education is unavoidable.

In the United States, arguably the most ...

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