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Gender, Sexual Orientation, Religion, and Learning Megan Hippert Walden University Dr. Amy Summers EDUC 6650: Enhancing Learning for Diverse Populations February 15, 2020
Page 1 of 5 Gender, Sexual Orientation, Religion, and Learning In this week's module, I focused on gender, sexual orientation, religion, and learning. I read a case study from Gorski, P. C., & Pothini, S. G. (2018) titled 9.4: Two Moms, and an interactive case scenario by Laureate Education (Producer, 2015). I will be explaining what connection I have seen and what biases or inequities are present. In addition, speculate on the different perspectives, opportunities, outcomes that may be available between these two case studies. Finally, brainstorm different solutions and effects that might be present in the student’s education and learning environment. In Gorski, P. C., & Pothini, S. G. (2018) 9.4: Two Moms, Ms. Ribiero did the correct thing by having a diverse library, which includes books on different types of families, even if that type of family was not present in the classroom. Talking about biases needs to happen when the students are experiencing bias or showing bias, that is how we educate people. Even when the topic of the bias is very controversial, it needs to be discussed to have an equitable classroom. These types of conversations where we are promoting social justice and diversity need to happen before an issue arises, not after. The interactive case scenario by Laureate Education (Producer, 2015), has the same biases. In this case, when the teacher, Mr. Adams, assigns group work, no

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