A Culture of Hope provides a blueprint for schools wanting to meet the social/emotional needs of youth at risk. In working with staff to develop cultures of hope, the influence of implicit biases and prejudices about people who are living in poverty must be addressed. This essay introduces information and research about implicit biases, illustrates the impact of implicit biases on teaching and learning, and shares strategies for raising awareness about implicit biases against poverty in order to build staff consensus around core beliefs and values.
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Gibson, E. L., & Barr, R. D. (2017). Building a culture of hope: Exploring implicit biases against poverty. National Youth Advocacy and Resilience Journal, 2(2), 39-50. https://doi.org/10.20429/nyarj.2017.020203