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ERIC Number: ED549866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 149
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-0933-4
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Novice Urban Elementary School Teachers' Reports of the Supports They Receive from Their Instructional Leaders to Be Culturally Responsive to the Students in Their Classrooms
Morton, Angela Burke
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Hartford
Cultural competence in education is a vital part of running an effective classroom with cross-cultural relationships. However, there has been limited research addressing the supports classroom teachers receive from their instructional leaders in being culturally responsive to the students in their classroom. The purpose of this study was to examine the reports of novice urban elementary teachers on the supports they receive from their instructional leaders in being culturally responsive to the students in their classroom. Cross, Bazron, Isaacs, and Dennis's (1989) framework for culturally competent systems served as the conceptual framework for this study. The qualitative data gathered from the interviews revealed teachers' perceptions of the lack of supports they receive from their instructional leaders. The supports teachers were asked to report on were in the categories of valuing diversity, adapting to diversity, and managing the dynamics of difference. The first finding revealed that teachers measure support for valuing diversity in regards to resources. The second finding revealed that teachers measured supports for adapting to diversity in regards to school leaders' ability to incorporate the community into the school structure. The third finding revealed that teachers measured supports for managing the dynamics of difference in regards to school leaders participation in conflict facilitation. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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