ERIC Number: ED485666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Culturally Responsive Practices for Student Success: A Regional Sampler
Klump, Jennifer; McNeir, Gwen
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory NWREL
This booklet is one in a series of "hot topics" reports produced by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. This particular issue is a joint publication of NWREL's Equity Center and the Office of Planning and Service Coordination. These reports briefly address current educational concerns and issues as indicated by requests for information that come to the Laboratory from the Northwest region and beyond. Each booklet contains a discussion of research and literature pertinent to the issue, how Northwest schools and programs are addressing the issue, selected resources, and contact information. The purpose of this issue of By Request is to introduce pre-K?12 educators to the topic of culturally responsive educational practices--practices that can be defined as "using the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, frames of reference, and performance styles of ethnically diverse students to make learning more relevant and effective for them" (Gay, 2000, p. 29). The booklet pertains to the unique experiences of teachers and school administrators in the Northwest and Pacific regions, and provides a starting place for educators to consider as they develop culturally responsive practices in their schools and districts.
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Achievement, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Academic Standards, Teacher Student Relationship, Literacy Education, Educational Environment, Family School Relationship
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 503-275-9515; Web site: http://www.nwrel.org/nwedu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.