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Measuring Changes in Educator Bias in a Simulated Learning Environment
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, Missouri Baptist University, United States ; , University of North Texas, United States ; , Missouri Baptist University, United States ; , University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Online ISBN 978-1-939797-48-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Data were collected from 45 preservice and inservice teachers during fall 2019 as part of a research study assessing the impact of simSchool on teachers’ level of educator bias as measured through self-awareness, the physical environment, pedagogical environment and relationships with the family and community. The four measurement indices with Cronbach Alphas ranging from .95 to .99 were used to measure impact of participating in simulated modules that included diversity. Significant (p < .05) gains resulted for the scales of Physical Environment, Pedagogical Environment, and Relationship with Family and Community. Results suggest that simulations such as simSchool can play an important role in reducing educator bias in tomorrow’s teachers.

Citation

Collum, D., Christensen, R., Delicath, T. & Knezek, G. (2020). Measuring Changes in Educator Bias in a Simulated Learning Environment. In D. Schmidt-Crawford (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 496-502). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 15, 2020 from .

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