Do Early Educators’ Implicit Biases Regarding Sex and Race Relate to Behavior Expectations and Recommendations of Preschool Expulsions and Suspensions?

Walter S. Gilliam, PhD Angela N. Maupin, PhD Chin R. Reyes, PhD Maria Accavitti, BS Frederick Shic, PhD Yale University Child Study Center // September 28, 2016
Preschool expulsions and the disproportionate expulsion of Black boys have gained attention in recent years, but little has been done to understand the underlying causes behind this issue. This study examined the potential role of preschool educators’ implicit biases as a viable partial explanation behind disparities in preschool expulsions.