ERIC Number: ED341656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: 0
"Katherine With-a-K and Little Nato": A Case Study of Culturally Responsible Pedagogy.
Parscal, Jeannie N.
This case study, one of four, is part of a larger study, "Ethnographic Case Studies of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) of At-Risk Students in Middle School Classrooms." The study provides relevant case literature regarding CRP for the enhancement of preservice teacher education and describes the characteristics of a multicultural classroom in "Little Nato," a transitional, urban area, where the teacher, Katherine, practices the philosophy, theory, development, and application of holistic education and CRP. CRP is defined as the incorporation of diverse content and approaches into the process of teaching while attending to the cultural norms that affect learning. Ethnographic methodology was utilized to collect data through classroom observation and through interviews with Katherine and her students. Findings suggest that Katherine created a successful atmosphere of learning by fostering a positive, creative learning environment and by implementing instructional content and modalities relevant to her students, thus facilitating their personal growth as well as their academic achievement. (LL)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Grade 6, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Relevance (Education), Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Styles
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Culturally Responsive Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 16-19, 1991).