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ERIC Number: ED563553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 119
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3035-4208-4
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Faculty Perspectives on Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices in Developmental Education
Raney, Kristen A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Edgewood College
This mixed methods study examined the perspectives of developmental math faculty at a two-year technical college regarding culturally responsive beliefs and instructional practices. Thirteen faculty who taught the developmental class Elementary Algebra with Applications were surveyed. Nine of the 13 faculty responded. One section of Wisconsin's Response to Intervention model, High Quality Instruction, framed the study that addressed two research questions: What are common beliefs developmental math faculty hold with regard to teaching in culturally diverse classrooms? To what extent do developmental math faculty perceive their instructional practices to be culturally responsive to students? The findings of the study identified common beliefs of the faculty. The common beliefs varied in their level of cultural responsiveness. The study also found that the faculty participants perceive themselves as using instructional methods that are culturally responsive, though the degree to which they are using culturally responsive strategies varies. The faculty responses revealed some contradictions between their beliefs and instructional practices. The study affords the opportunity to determine the faculty needs for professional development and, ultimately, improve student outcomes. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin