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ERIC Number: EJ1005250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Teaching Strengths, Attitudes, and Behaviors of Professors that Contribute to the Learning of African-American and Latino/a College Students
Case, K. F.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v24 n2 p129-154 2013
For students of color, succeeding at predominantly white campuses may be more challenging than at minority-serving institutions. Educational leaders must strive to enhance the learning of this growing group of college learners as campuses increase in ethnic diversity. Culturally responsive teaching (Gay, 2000) and exemplary teaching (Bain, 2004) frameworks were used to examine characteristics of professors whom students of color identified as helping them to learn the most. Professors exhibited relational strengths, cultural awareness, and passion for connecting subjects to students' lives. They valued students' voices in classroom learning and exercised discernment when inviting students to contribute cultural perspectives. These strengths and attitudes were catalysts for creating a respectful classroom climate that was supportive of African-American and Latino/a students. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana