ERIC Number: ED520957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Culturally Responsive Teaching Matters!
Kozleski, Elizabeth B.
In 2000, Professor Geneva Gay wrote that culturally responsive teaching connects students' cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles to academic knowledge and intellectual tools in ways that legitimize what students already know. By embracing the sociocultural realities and histories of students through what is taught and how, culturally responsive teachers negotiate classrooms cultures with their students that reflect the communities where students develop and grow. This is no small matter because it requires that teachers transcend their own cultural biases and preferences to establish and develop patterns for learning and communicating that engage and sustain student participation and achievement. [This report was published by The Equity Alliance at Arizona State University.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A