ERIC Number: EJ1054593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
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Using the Universal Design for Learning Framework to Support Culturally Diverse Learners
Chita-Tegmark, Meia; Gravel, Jenna W.; Serpa, Maria de Lourdes B.; Domings, Yvonne; Rose, David H.
Journal of Education, v192 n1 p17-22 2011-2012
This article describes the mechanism through which cultural variability is a source of learning differences. The authors argue that the Universal Design for Learning can be extended to capture the way learning is influenced by cultural variability, and show how the UDL framework might be used to create a curriculum that is responsive to this cultural dimension of learning. When used in this way, the UDL framework may not only reduce barriers for culturally diverse learners, but also increase learning opportunities for all learners--helping them to develop proficiency in a broader range of expressive, analytic, and cognitive styles that are crucial to success in the twenty-first century.
Descriptors: Access to Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Cognitive Style, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Teaching Methods
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