To complete this journal, you will first need to take the Disability Implicit Association Test (IAT), one of several tests that were development to educate the public about hidden implicit biases. To take the test go to https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html (Links to an external site.). Read the disclaimer and then click on “I wish to proceed” at the bottom of the page. Click on the button labeled “Disability IAT” and follow the instructions to take the test. The test takes about ten minutes to complete.
After you take the test, do not report your results. Instead, use the experience as background information to respond to the following questions in your journal:
- Were you surprised by your results?
- What impact do you believe your result has on your instructional/leadership practices?
- How does understanding your own implicit bias better equip you for respectful engagement with diverse populations?