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Schoolchildren shaped by teachers’ biases

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2020 - Winter

A study co-authored by Yale sociologist Grace Kao, PhD, concludes that first grade teachers’ racial and gender biases about the abilities of their students affects how those students perform academically, as well as how those students view themselves and their abilities.

Kao’s study was published online in January in the Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race.