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Preventing discrimination in schools


Prof. Dr. Miriam Stock & Luise Ganter, M.A. University of Education, Schwäbisch Gmünd

Dr. Valentina Zecca, University of Calabria


This module is about biases and how to prevent or fight discrimination in school contexts.

In the module, we

(1) give an introduction to biases and what effect they have on pupils, parents or teachers.

(2) raise awareness on typical forms of biases and discrimination that happen in school contexts.

(3) Give advice what you can do as a teacher or as a parent to prevent and fight discrimination.

psychosocial problems

Links & Literature

Anti-Bias-Netzwerk (2021): Vorurteilsbewusste Änderungen mit dem Anti-Bias Ansatz. Lambertus (überarbeite Neuauflage).  More Infos here:

Hunter, J. (2022): Racism in the classroom: What you can do about it. Online:

NAEYC 2019: Understanding Anti-Bias Education: Bringing the Four Core Goals to Every Facet of Your Curriculum. Online:

Bonefeld, M.; Dickhäuser, O. 2018: (Biased) Grading of Students‘ Performance: Students‘ Names, Performance Level, and Implicit Attitudes, Frontiers in Psychology, 09 May,

Universität Mannheim 2018: Max versus Murat: schlechtere Noten im Diktat für Grundschulkinder mit türkische Hintergrund. Online:

BIM 2017: Vielfalt im Kassenzimmer. Wie Lehrkräfte gute Leistung fördern können. (Studie des SVR-Forschungsbereichs 2017-3). Online:

Oberai, H.; and Anand, I.(2018), "Unconscious bias: thinking without thinking", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 26 No. 6, pp. 14-17.

Pennington, C. R.; Heim, D., Levy, A. R.; Larkin, D. T. (2016): Twenty years of stereotype threat research: A review of psychological mediator. In PLoS ONE 11(1).

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