Let's Strive For Positive, Peaceful Education in 2022
Sancho Education Group recognizes the work of DEI Leader-Learners across the globe. We refer to the pillars of diverse processing and elements as DEI(JAB), giving rise to the “JAB” to traditional thinking which often includes bias for All People.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, Accessibility, and Belonging(ness) are far from new concepts. They are terms used to make sense of the freedoms all people deserve to experience at work, at play, at school, and elsewhere – each selected as a representation of our differences.
Check here for new resources, learning materials, and details that can keep you abreast of the DEI(JAB) landscape and ways to navigate it! Whether you are a business owner, education/organizational leader (E/COL), student, educator, or parent – there is something for you!
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There are a few ways to eliminate impulsive reaction and the untimely or unwanted reveal of unconscious/conscious bias. In scholarly doctrine, the outward expression of prejudice is known as “discrimination.” If a person is unaware that they harbor a certain unconscious bias, how can they resolve an unanticipated display of such?
Effective DEI practices direct individuals to tools and assessments, such as the Implicit Association Tests (IAT) to aid in uncovering bias that may be deeply embedded in one’s subconscious from past experiences (which every person holds for a particular idea/group/object). Keep in mind that bias can also be positive in nature, though impractical logically; for instance, all Asians are great at math (thus enforcing the idea of the “model minority”).
The steps above are useful when one is aware of a potential bias they are working to alleviate or when a circumstance arise that may force the need for instantaneous reaction.
K-12 Civil Leadership™ (K-12CVL) assists education and organization leaders in building connections to improve student interactions. This book explains the origins of K-12 CVL, gives leaders tools to develop a small-scale Social Action Plan, and teaches appropriate assessment methods needed to implement larger interventions through community partnerships.
Leaders are provided research to support steps of the implementation processes and charts to complete as exercises and reflection. Demands of a changing U.S. demographic, fluctuating economics, and diminishing health challenges that create disparity have become new territory for many education and organization leaders.
K-12 CVL aids leaders in yielding this uncertainty by hosting partnerships for student families towards a sustainable future. To learn more click Here!
Equity, Equality, Action: