As you learned from the readings, a large part of being able to teach social justice education is being aware. It’s important to know what implicit biases you may have and any forms of oppression you may not have realized existed because you were not directly affected by them.
In an effort to grow in your self-awareness complete the Cultural Competency Self Assessment [PDF]. Keep in mind that this is a tool, not a test, and does not have an answer key. Go through the questions carefully, then respond to them honestly. This is for you only. Your results should not be shared.
Respond to the following in the discussion:
- Did anything surprise you about the assessment? Why or why not?
- Do you see value in this particular assessment? Why or why not?
- What is at least one other way to engage in some type of self-assessment?