Influence of perceived discrimination by teachers on students’ academics based on ethnicity, gender, religion, and appearance: a review of selected studies

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Somasundar M., et. al.


Incidents of discrimination based on distinctive social identities (e.g., ethnicity, gender, religion, etc.) or appearance cause harm and are likely to foster severe trauma for adolescents, such as poor physical and mental health, poor academic performance, and societal maladjustment. The forming of judgements is based on stereotype-related processes when individuals lack the inclination to judge objectively and when a person belonging to a distinctive social identity displays behavior that matches with the stereotype. This review selects recent from India and many countries and attempts to present the nature of experiences of discrimination by teachers and its impact on the academics of young people with an aim to help addressing discriminatory treatment in educational institutions

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